You know what they say about screen adaptations…

…you should always read the books first!

Well, even if you started watching the utterly charming and gorgeous Durrells in Corfu on PBS Masterpiece Theater, it’s never too late to pick up the books! Especially with the final episodes coming up, we know you’ll need something to tide you over until Season Two premieres!

The Durrells in Corfu is based on Gerald Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy. The books in that series are:

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And once you’ve made your way through that series, check out other books by Durrell:

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What the critics are saying about The Durrells in Corfu:

All the Durrells seem to find themselves in Corfu. Viewers will find them irresistible.The Wall Street Journal

The series is a rich family portrait based on the somewhat autobiographical Corfu trilogy by naturalist Gerald Durrell…you will savor this laidback, elegant entertainment.—The Boston Globe

Watch “The Durrells in Corfu,” a lavishly executed production in the Masterpiece tradition, but read Gerald and Lawrence Durrell’s books, too. They offer pleasures that promise to endure long after this public TV series is through.—The Christian Science Monitor

Watch if you like stories about plucky families achieving things. —The New York Times