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A new series about The Durrells!

Every morning I trawl the media sites for good news/interesting stories.  Yesterday, for instance, I loved these stories/posts:

Crafting with David Beckham
Why Tracey Emin married a rock
Jemaine Clement (of Flight Of The Conchords) has a new bonkers podcast
A foodie blog that recreates recipes from great books

TODAY I discovered (thanks to The Guardian) that a brand new series about Gerald Durrell and family – The Durrells – begins airing on iTV (in the UK) next week.

Hopefully I can find a way to snaffle an airing of this at my place (in Australia). Fingers, toes and eyes are crossed.

 

Direct link to trailer

It looks good, right?!

If you aren’t familiar with Gerald Durrell, he’s a naturalist, conservationist, tv presenter, zoo-keeper and author.

Our family has been quite addicted to this production of My Family And Other Animals for many years – and quite a while ago we read the book of the same name as part of a Meet Me At Mike’s book club type thing. (Long-term readers may remember that!)  I re-read it pretty often because I LOVE IT SO MUCH! If you haven’t read it, you really should. It’s a delight.

Of course, Durrell has written many other books and devoted his life to animal research and conservation – with the brilliant Lee working alongside him for much of that. Find out more about their work/life at Durrell central.

I’m super excited to watch this!

Yippee!

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  • Reply
    charlotte
    April 6, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Thanks for sharing, Im so excited! Loved watching the last one, and reading a few of his books, so good!

  • Reply
    Jo
    March 29, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Oh that looks soo good! Do you know the Mick Thomas song ‘Lawrence Durrell’ it’s on the dust on my shoes cd.
    Now I want to go to the Aegean Sea ??

  • Reply
    Laura
    March 29, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Thanks for all the interesting things to investigate.

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