Children’s Picture Books by Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell has written several picture books for children, from board books to illustrated stories. They all draw heavily on his experiences with animals and childhood, and are basically more child friendly versions of his autobiographical anecdotes. Like his other books, there’s either a young boy, a young man or a jovial, elderly uncle-type figure […]

Gerald Durrell’s Collecting Expedition Stories

Famous for his writing and his conservation, Gerald Durrell was a a collector for zoos (both other people’s and his own), and went on many expeditions all over the world. To fund many of these expeditions, he published books about them, which were (and still are) incredibly popular. His earlier and his later expeditions are quite […]

Gerald Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy

The best selling stories of Gerald Durrell’s childhood on Corfu with his family and his animals From 1935 to 1939, the Durrell family escaped from England and emigrated to sunny Corfu, an island off the coast of Greece. Here a young Gerald Durrell roamed wild, collecting everything from geckoes to birds, met many strange characters […]