‘The Corfu Trilogy’ consists of the popular classic ‘My Family and Other Animals’ and its sequels, ‘Birds, Beasts and Relatives’ and ‘The Garden of the Gods’. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of an eccentric English family who moved there.
*The classic trilogy set in sun-soaked Corfu that inspired ITV’s acclaimed TV series The Durrells*
Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise – My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell – are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy.
Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.
‘A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals – but, above all, childhood moulded by these things‘ New York Times