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Stories from a Corfu Childhood

A Selection of His Own Stories Written and Read by Gerald Durrell
Narrated by: Gerald Durrell
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

These five stories, written and read by Gerald Durrell himself, are taken from his books Birds, Beasts and Relatives and Fillets of Plaice. They were recorded on Jersey in 1985 and are used by kind permission of the Estate of Gerald Durrell.

©2012 Crimson Cats Audio Books/Gerald Durrell Estate (P)2012 Crimson Cats Audio Books

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  • David Lee
  • Titchfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • 31-07-18

Gerald Durrell at his best

I am familiar with Corfu and the life and works of Lawrence and Gerald, and this is spot on. Transported by back to that magical Island.

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  • Eavesdropper
  • 12-05-17

Offbeat British historical comedy

I saw this story on BBC and wanted to learn more about the family of Brits . The book is narrated by the youngest son . Very entertaining!

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  • Sarah.
  • 21-05-18

All stories from the second book but one

Disappointed! Only one new story and all others were from the second book.so it was just an abridged book. And I loathe abridged books. They weren’t even the best stories to be had. The only positive is the author read it and he has a nice voice

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  • Dale P.
  • 07-12-18

The Durrells come to life

Wonderful to hear it read by Gerry. How fortunate that Gerry kept a diary account of life on Corfu.

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  • Marilyn Peters
  • 28-07-19

Superb

An all-time family favourite... Such a keeper! ! Best of all it's narrated by the inimitable author

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  • Anna
  • 21-10-18

Wonderful!

pure delight! best Corfu Gerald Durrell read by Durrell. The birthday story is rather rare, and the law suit i have heard for the first time. It always ended with cleaning after rotten turtle. and as a bonus you get to hear how exactly the spiritualist Haddock speaks, always wondered.