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Birds, Beasts and Relatives
by Gerald Durrell | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by cackleberry on 3/6/2006
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Dreamreader): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by cackleberry on Monday, March 06, 2006

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Hardback. 256 pages. Published 1969. Good clean ex-library copy.

This book is the sequel to "My Family and Other Animals" and contains stories which had been omitted from the first book. It continues recounting Durrell's magical years as a young boy in Corfu through a series of short stories which are wonderfully written and often hilarious (especially the story about the turtle).

However, it is not as structured as its predecessor - these stories are more like isolated anecdotes.

NOTE: The illustration given at the title page is from the 2004 paperback edition.

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. In 1928 his family returned to England and in 1933 they went to live on the Continent. Eventually they settled on the island of Corfu, where they lived until 1939. During this time he made a special study of zoology, and kept a large number of the local wild animals as pets. In 1945 he joined the staff of the Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. In 1947 he financed, organized, and led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. This was followed by a expeditions in 1948 and 1949, this time to British Guiana. He has also made expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Assam, Mexico, and Madagascar. In 1962 he and his wife went to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya to film a TV series, "Two in the Bush". In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park. He died in 1995.

This book is destined as a RABCK to my dear sweet friend peppy in Greece. 


Journal Entry 2 by cackleberry at Sherwood Post Office in Sherwood, Queensland Australia on Monday, March 13, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (3/13/2006 UTC) at Sherwood Post Office in Sherwood, Queensland Australia

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Posted this book (together with some other bits and pieces) to my dear sweet friend peppy in far, far away Greece as a RABCK.

Mailed at the Post Office Sherwood Road Sherwood Brisbane Queensland Australia at 3.15pm Tuesday 14 March 2005.

Yassou peppy! Yassou! :) 


Journal Entry 3 by pepita-di-Corfu from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on Thursday, March 23, 2006

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oh what another great surprise from cackleberry! The book arrived safely today! It seems so read and i plan on doing so myself pretty soon. Along with it came an envelope full of postcards and bookmarks, some of the most beautiful i've ever seen. Thank you soooo very much cackles once again, i'm sending you and jawin many many smoochies!!! 


Journal Entry 4 by pepita-di-Corfu at international BCing in by post, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 23, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/24/2008 UTC) at international BCing in by post, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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i'm sending this book to far far away Belize to bookcrosser Dreamreader. Since i've never sent a book to Belize before this one will help me with my lifelong challenge to send at least one book to every country of the world.
I decided to also add this book in charbono's Around the World Challenge 2008, similar to mine only on this one contribute bookcrossers from all over the world sending books worldwide too.
I hope you'll enjoy reading Dreamreader! 


Journal Entry 5 by Dreamreader on Sunday, April 27, 2008

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I received this is in the mail from pepita-di-Corfu. I'm looking forward to reading it! I have enjoyed every single book by Gerald Durrell that I have ever read.

Thanks, pepita-di-Corfu! 


Journal Entry 6 by Dreamreader at Belize City, Belize District Belize on Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Pepita-de-Corfu sent me this book about three years ago. I have moved three times since then and had books packed away. Birds, Beasts and Other Relatives surfaced after my latest move and allowed me a thoroughly enjoyable weekend! Durrell had a charmed childhood!

Renewed thanks, Pepita! 


Journal Entry 7 by Dreamreader at St. John's College in Belize City, Belize District Belize on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (8/16/2011 UTC) at St. John's College in Belize City, Belize District Belize

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This book is an enjoyable read from start to finish. I hope whoever catches it enjoys it as much as I did! 


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