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Bibliography of Gerald Durrell

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Gerald Durrell was a prolific writer. Here is a more complete bibliography of his works:

  • Autobiographical
    • The Overloaded Ark (Faber and Faber, 1953)
    • Three Singles to Adventure (Three Tickets to Adventure) (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954)
    • The Bafut Beagles (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954)
    • The New Noah (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955)
    • The Drunken Forest (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956)
    • My Family and Other Animals (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956) - first in the Corfu trilogy
    • Encounters with Animals (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958)
    • A Zoo in My Luggage (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1960)
    • The Whispering Land (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961)
    • Menagerie Manor (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1964)
    • Two in the Bush (Collins, 1966)
    • Birds, Beasts, and Relatives (Collins, 1969) - second in the Corfu trilogy
    • Fillets of Plaice (Collins, 1971)
    • Catch Me a Colobus (Collins, 1972)
    • Beasts in My Belfry (A Bevy of Beasts) (Collins, 1973)
    • The Stationary Ark (Collins, 1976) (mainly non-fictional content)
    • Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons: A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique Island (Collins, 1977)
    • The Garden of the Gods (Fauna and Family) (Collins, 1978) - third in the Corfu trilogy
    • The Picnic And Suchlike Pandemonium (The Picnic and Other Inimitable Stories) (Collins, 1979) (with some fictional short stories)
    • Ark on the Move (Coward McCann, 1982)
    • How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist (Collins, 1984)
    • Durrell in Russia (with Lee Durrell) (MacDonald (Publisher) (UK) / Simon & Schuster (U.S.), 1986)
    • The Ark's Anniversary (Collins, 1990)
    • Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories (Harper-Collins, 1991) (with some fictional short stories)
    • The Aye-Aye And I: A Rescue Journey to Save One of the World's Most Intriguing Creatures from Extinction (Harper-Collins, 1992)
  • Non-fiction
    • Island Zoo: The Animals a Famous Collector Couldn't Part with (photographs by W. Suschitzky) (Collins, 1961)
    • Look at Zoos (Hamish Hamilton, 1961)
    • A Practical Guide for the Amateur Naturalist (with Lee Durrell) (Hamish Hamilton (UK) / Alfred A. Knopf (U.S.), 1982)
  • Fiction
    • The Donkey Rustlers (Collins, 1968)
    • Rosy Is My Relative (Collins, 1968)
    • The Talking Parcel (Battle for Castle Cockatrice) (Collins, 1974)
    • The Mockery Bird (The Billion Dollar Brain) (Collins, 1981)
    • The Fantastic Flying Journey: An Adventure in Natural History (Conran Octopus, 1987)
    • The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure: A New Adventure in Natural History (Conran Octopus, 1989)
    • Keeper (Michael O'Mara Books, 1990)
    • Toby the Tortoise (Michael O'Mara Books, 1991)
    • Puppy's Wild Time ('Puppy Tales' No. 1) (Scott Ltd, 1993)
    • Puppy's Beach Adventure ('Puppy Tales' No. 2) (Scott Ltd, 1993)
    • Puppy's Pet Pals ('Puppy Tales' No. 3) (Scott Ltd, 1993)
    • Puppy's Field Day ('Puppy Tales' No. 4) (Scott Ltd, 1993)
  • Compilations
    • The Best of Gerald Durrell (edited by Lee Durrell) (Harper-Collins, 1996)
  • Unpublished
    • Animal Pie, an unpublished book of lighthearted animal poems and caricatures, written in the 1950s [referenced in the official Douglas Botting biography]


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