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A Week in Literary History

January 7th, 2002

English naturalist, zookeeper, and writer Gerald Durrell (My Family and Other Animals, 1957) is born in 1925 in Jamshedpur, India.

Gerald Durrell, b. January 7, 1925, d. 1995

In countless books Durrell embraced the natural world of animals with humor and endless fascination. My Family and Other Animals is quite simply a classic, and a welcome antidote to worshippers of his brother Lawrence. But all the books are great fun and full of information. Who knows how he found time to write them all and still maintain a career as a leading naturalist and zoo-keeper?

Suggested Reading Books The Bafut Beagles, 1954. The New Noah, 1955. My Family and Other Animals, 1956. A Zoo in My Luggage, 1960. Birds, Beasts and Relatives, 1969. Beasts in My Belfry, 1973. Durrell in Russia, 1986. Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories, 1991.

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