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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.'

How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist By Gerald Durrell
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalistby Gerald Durrell
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Fillets of Plaice By Gerald Durrell
Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald Durrell
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A Bevy of Beasts (First Printing) By Gerald Durrell
A Bevy of Beasts (First Printing)by Gerald Durrell
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The Donkey Rustlers By Gerald Durrell
The Donkey Rustlersby Gerald Durrell
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Catch Me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch Me a Colobusby Gerald Durrell
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Two In The Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two In The Bushby 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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Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals (Cascades) By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animals (Cascades)by Gerald Durrell
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Two in the Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell
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Dominoes: Three: My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
Dominoes: Three: My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Selected Works By Gerald Durrell
Selected Worksby Gerald Durrell
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Encounters with Animals By Gerald Durrell
Encounters with Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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The New Noah By Gerald Durrell
The New Noahby Gerald Durrell
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Catch Me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch Me a Colobusby 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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Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories By Gerald Durrell
Marrying Off Mother and Other Storiesby Gerald Durrell
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Best Dog Stories By Gerald Durrell
Best Dog Storiesby Gerald Durrell
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Durrell in Russia By Gerald Durrell
Durrell in Russiaby Gerald Durrell
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The Ark's Anniversary By Gerald Durrell
The Ark's Anniversaryby Gerald Durrell
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Catch me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch me a Colobusby 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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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons By Gerald Durrell
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeonsby Gerald Durrell
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My Family And Other Animals (Level 3) By Gerald Durrell
My Family And Other Animals (Level 3)by Gerald Durrell
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La Mia Famiglia E Altri Animali By Gerald Durrell
La Mia Famiglia E Altri Animaliby Gerald Durrell
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Beasts in My Belfry By Gerald Durrell
Beasts in My Belfryby 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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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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My Family And Other Animals New Edition By Gerald Durrell
My Family And Other Animals New Editionby Gerald Durrell
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts and Relativesby 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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Beasts in My Belfry By Gerald Durrell
Beasts in My Belfryby 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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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby 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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PLPR3:My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
PLPR3: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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Keeper By Gerald Durrell
Keeperby Gerald Durrell
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts and Relativesby Gerald Durrell
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New Noah, The (Puffin Books) By Gerald Durrell
New Noah, The (Puffin Books)by 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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My Favourite Animal Stories By Gerald Durrell
My Favourite Animal Storiesby Gerald Durrell
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The Stationary Ark By Gerald Durrell
The Stationary Arkby 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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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons By Gerald Durrell
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeonsby Gerald Durrell
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Two in the Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell
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