Gerald Durrell  

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"I'm trying to persuade him to do a popular book on Fabre' s life — to come down here and do it . Do you know these blasted books about animals sell thousands of copies . My agent says that it is the only sure - fire steady eternal market."--letter of Lawrence Durrell

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Gerald Malcolm Durrell (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1959. His memoirs of his family's years living in Greece were adapted into two television series (My Family and Other Animals, 1987, and The Durrells, 2016–2019) and one television film (My Family and Other Animals, 2005). He wrote approximately forty books, mainly about his life as an animal collector and enthusiast, the most famous being My Family and Other Animals (1956). He was the youngest brother of novelist Lawrence Durrell.

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