Birds, Beasts, and Relatives
Volume two in The Corfu Trilogy, now the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on PBS Masterpiece
Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell's dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder.
Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include
A Zoo in My Luggage and
The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).