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Gerald Durrell was born in 1925 at Jamshedpur, India. In 1928 his family returned to England and then went to live on the Continent. They settled on the island of Corfu, and during this time he made a special study of zoology and kept a large number of local wild animals as pets. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper and in 1947 he financed, organized and led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, 'Two in the Bush', was made in 1962 when he and his first wife travelled to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. He went on to make seventy programmes out of his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, of which he was Director, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982.

As a self-described 'champion of small uglies', Durrell dedicated his life to the preservation of wildlife, and it is through his efforts that creatures such as the Mauritius pink pigeon and the Rodrigues fruit bat have avoided extinction. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his novelist brother Lawrence, Durrell published his first book, The Overloaded Ark, in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist, The Aye-Aye and I and, with Lee Durrell, Durrell in Russia.

Gerald Durrell died in 1995. Speaking about him to the Times Charles Secrett, Director of Friends of the Earth, said 'He was one of the first people to wake the world up to what was happening to the environment. His books and programmes helped a whole new generation of environmentalists come into being.'

The Corfu Trilogy By Gerald Durrell
The Corfu Trilogyby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Birds, Beasts, and Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts, and Relativesby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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A Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
A Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
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Fauna & Family By Gerald Durrell
Fauna & Familyby Gerald Durrell
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Fillets of Plaice By Gerald Durrell
Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald Durrell
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The Whispering Land By Gerald Durrell
The Whispering Landby Gerald Durrell
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Menagerie Manor By Gerald Durrell
Menagerie Manorby Gerald Durrell
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Mi familia y otros animales / My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
Mi familia y otros animales / My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Garden of the Gods By Gerald Durrell
Garden of the Godsby Gerald Durrell
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The Best of Durrell By Gerald Durrell
The Best of Durrellby Gerald Durrell
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The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium By Gerald Durrell
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemoniumby Gerald Durrell
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The Amateur Naturalist By Gerald Durrell
The Amateur Naturalistby Gerald Durrell
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The Overloaded Ark By Gerald Durrell
The Overloaded Arkby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Rosy Is My Relative By Gerald Durrell
Rosy Is My Relativeby Gerald Durrell
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The Bafut Beagles By Gerald Durrell
The Bafut Beaglesby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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Gerald & Lee Durrell in Russia By Gerald Durrell
Gerald & Lee Durrell in Russiaby Gerald Durrell
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Encounters with Animals By Gerald Durrell
Encounters with Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Rosy is My Relative By Gerald Durrell
Rosy is My Relativeby Gerald Durrell
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Three Singles to Adventure By Gerald Durrell
Three Singles to Adventureby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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The Fantastic Flying Journey By Gerald Durrell
The Fantastic Flying Journeyby Gerald Durrell
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Catch Me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch Me a Colobusby Gerald Durrell
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Overloaded Ark-Oe By Gerald Durrell
Overloaded Ark-Oeby Gerald Durrell
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The Garden of the Gods By Gerald Durrell
The Garden of the Godsby Gerald Durrell
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Madagascar: a World out of Time By Gerald Durrell
Madagascar: a World out of Timeby Gerald Durrell
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The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium By Gerald Durrell
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemoniumby Gerald Durrell
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Fillets of Plaice By Gerald Durrell
Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald Durrell
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The Garden of the Gods By Gerald Durrell
The Garden of the Godsby Gerald Durrell
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Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium By Gerald Durrell
Picnic and Suchlike Pandemoniumby Gerald Durrell
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Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories By Gerald Durrell
Marrying Off Mother and Other Storiesby Gerald Durrell
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The Aye-Aye and I By Gerald Durrell
The Aye-Aye and Iby Gerald Durrell
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The Amateur Naturalist By Gerald Durrell
The Amateur Naturalistby Gerald Durrell
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Encounters with Animals By Gerald Durrell
Encounters with Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons By Gerald Durrell
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeonsby Gerald Durrell
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Rosy is My Relative By Gerald Durrell
Rosy is My Relativeby Gerald Durrell
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Beasts in My Belfry By Gerald Durrell
Beasts in My Belfryby Gerald Durrell
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The Whispering Land By Gerald Durrell
The Whispering Landby Gerald Durrell
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The Mockery Bird By Gerald Durrell
The Mockery Birdby Gerald Durrell
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The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure By Gerald Durrell
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventureby Gerald Durrell
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The Fantastic Flying Journey By Gerald Durrell
The Fantastic Flying Journeyby Gerald Durrell
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How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist By Gerald Durrell
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalistby Gerald Durrell
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