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Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Gerald Durrell - Author

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ISBN 9780142004401 | 256 pages | 29 Jun 2004 | Penguin | 5.11 x 7.67in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Conversation

Part One: PERAMA
1. The Christening
2. The Bay Of Olives
3. The Myrtle Forests

Part Two: KONTOKALI
4. The Pygmy Jungle
5. Cuttlefish And Crabs
Interlude For Spirits
6. The Olive Merry-Go-Round
7. Owls And Aristocracy

Part Three: CRISEDA
8. Hedgehogs And Sea-Dogs
9. The Talking Head
10. The Angry Barrels

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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 molded by these things and intimately recalled in middle age. (The New York Times Book Review)