The Garden of the Gods


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The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. 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 ...

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Jul 29, 2011

A wonderful remembrance of a very special time

This is the 2nd in the trilogy of books which Gerald Durrell has written of his (and his family's) time growing up on the Greek island of Corfu just before WWII shattered the halcyon years that heavily influenced his later life as a world renowned naturalist. A wonderful remembrance of a very special time, living on Corfu.

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