Afbeelding van de auteur.

Gerald Durrell (1925–1995)

Auteur van Mijn familie & andere beesten

104+ Werken 19,250 Leden 389 Besprekingen Favoriet van 105 leden
There is 1 open discussion about this author. See now.

Over de Auteur

Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India to British parents. After the death of his father in 1928, the family lived in England and Europe before settling in Corfu, where he spent much of his childhood. Educated by private tutors, he became interested in natural history and toon meer amassed a private collection of dozens of creatures from scorpions to owls. He went on numerous wildlife expeditions and founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust with the purpose of breeding endangered species. His first book, The Overloaded Ark, was published in 1953. He wrote 37 books during his lifetime including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, A Zoo in My Luggage, Rosy Is My Relative, and The Mockery Bird. He received the Order of the British Empire in 1982 and was featured in the United Nations' Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement in 1988. He died from complications related to a liver transplant on January 30, 1995 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van Gerald Durrell

Mijn familie & andere beesten (1953) 5,222 exemplaren
Vreemde vogels en verwanten (1969) 1,265 exemplaren
Op reis voor mijn dierentuin (1960) 910 exemplaren
The Garden of the Gods (1978) 694 exemplaren
Speurhonden in Kameroen (1954) 678 exemplaren
The Whispering Land (1961) 653 exemplaren
The Amateur Naturalist (1983) 624 exemplaren
The Drunken Forest (1956) 622 exemplaren
Beestenboel (1971) 614 exemplaren
The Corfu Trilogy (2006) 554 exemplaren
Tussen de tegenvoeters (1966) 502 exemplaren
Rosie (1968) 488 exemplaren
Ontmoetingen met dieren (1958) 479 exemplaren
Catch Me a Colobus (1972) 457 exemplaren
Een park vol dieren (1973) 457 exemplaren
The Overloaded Ark (1953) 453 exemplaren
Three Singles to Adventure (1954) 444 exemplaren
Mijn dierentuin als toevluchtsoord (1976) 300 exemplaren
De aye aye en ik (1992) 271 exemplaren
The New Noah (1955) 220 exemplaren
The Mockery Bird (1981) 175 exemplaren
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist (1984) 161 exemplaren
Beesten in mijn bed (1967) — Footnotes — 156 exemplaren
The Ark's Anniversary (1990) 145 exemplaren
The Fantastic Flying Journey (1987) 141 exemplaren
The Donkey Rustlers (1968) 133 exemplaren
Durrell in Russia (1986) 87 exemplaren
My Favourite Animal Stories (1962) 67 exemplaren
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (1989) — Auteur — 47 exemplaren
Ark on the Move (1983) 39 exemplaren
Puppy's Field Day (1993) 35 exemplaren
Puppy Goes to Pets Day (1993) 32 exemplaren
Best of Gerald Durrell (1996) 31 exemplaren
Wild Time (1993) 30 exemplaren
Toby the Tortoise (1991) 30 exemplaren
Puppy's Beach Adventure (1993) 30 exemplaren
Keeper (1822) 29 exemplaren
Island zoo (1989) 22 exemplaren
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio Two (1993) — Voorwoord — 14 exemplaren
Selected Works (1981) 13 exemplaren
My Family and Other Animals (Adapted) (2019) — Original author — 12 exemplaren
A Collection of Action Stories (1988) — Medewerker — 7 exemplaren
Classic Animal Stories (1989) 5 exemplaren
Letayuschiy dom (2018) 3 exemplaren
June Book 1963 (1962) 2 exemplaren
Plekstes filejas (2000) 1 exemplaar
Putni, zvēri un radinieki (2001) 1 exemplaar
Šķirsta jubileja (2003) 1 exemplaar
Zvēru sabiedrībā (2002) 1 exemplaar
Ņirgu putns (2004) 1 exemplaar
Malysh i more (2019) 1 exemplaar
Durrell Gerald 1 exemplaar
Search for a Zoo 1 exemplaar
Complete Novels 1 exemplaar
Look at Zoos (1969) 1 exemplaar
Una educación de élite (1998) 1 exemplaar
Un ‰albero pieno d'orsi (1997) 1 exemplaar
Ogród bogów 1 exemplaar
Puteshestvie k dinozavram (2018) 1 exemplaar

Gerelateerde werken

Watchers at the Pond (1961) — Introductie, sommige edities149 exemplaren
Whatever Happened to Margo? (1995) — Preface, sommige edities113 exemplaren
Best Dog Stories (1990) — Introductie — 112 exemplaren
On the Track of Unknown Animals (1958) — Introductie, sommige edities110 exemplaren
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Medewerker — 97 exemplaren
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Medewerker — 71 exemplaren
The Enchanted Canopy (1986) — Voorwoord — 47 exemplaren
The Durrells in Corfu Series 1 (2016) — Original book — 35 exemplaren
Twelve Gothic Tales (Oxford Twelves) (1998) — Medewerker — 29 exemplaren
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Medewerker — 29 exemplaren
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Medewerker — 25 exemplaren
Zoo: The Modern Ark (1990) — Voorwoord — 25 exemplaren
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Medewerker — 23 exemplaren
My Family and Other Animals [2005 film] — Based on the book by — 14 exemplaren
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Medewerker — 11 exemplaren
Encyclopedia of Natural History (1978) — Voorwoord — 9 exemplaren
My Family And Other Animals [1987 TV mini series] (1987) — Original book — 8 exemplaren
Chimps with Everything: The Story of Twycross Zoo (1979) — Voorwoord — 7 exemplaren
A brush with animals (1963) — Introductie — 6 exemplaren
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Medewerker — 5 exemplaren
Three Great Animal Stories (1966) 2 exemplaren


Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Jersey Zoo
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Jamshedpur, India
Plaats van overlijden
St Helier, Jersey, Bailiwick of Jersey
Oorzaak van overlijden
Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Wickwood School
Durrell, Lawrence (brother)
Durrell, Margaret (sister)
Durrell, Jacquie (wife)
Durrell, Lee (2nd wife)
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Jersey Zoo, now renamed Durrell Wildlife
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Order of the British Empire (Officer)
Korte biografie
Gerald Durrell was born in India in 1925. His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets.

On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry. A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal-collecting expeditions. The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone. He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest. Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist.

In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust.

Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968. Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non-fiction, Gerald Durrell's style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed. Gerald Durrell died in 1995.




About the Author
Gerald Durrell - naturalist, author, media personality, conservationist and founder of the internationally renowned Jersey Zoo. He was a passionate and persuasive advocate of the need for the conservation of animals and plants and their habitats. A larger than life character, he was a brilliant story-teller in speech and in print.

Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals is a charming and comic autobiographical novel. Fleeing the gloomy British climate, the Durrell clan move to Corfu carrying the bare essentials of life: acne cures for Margo; revolvers for Leslie; books for Larry and a jam jar full of caterpillars for Gerry. Recounted with warmth and humour, it is a heart-warming portrait of an eccentric family surrounded by a wonderful cast of friends and fauna.… (meer)
P.S.Dorpmans | 148 andere besprekingen | Apr 23, 2020 |


1950s (1)


Misschien vindt je deze ook leuk

Gerelateerde auteurs


Ook door

Tabellen & Grafieken