Editor Ally Findley Pens Gerald Durrell Article on “Willow and Thatch”

A well-written account of the life and writings of Gerald Durrell from our own editor Ally Findley in Willow and Thatch: Period Dramas! Durrell’s works, such as “Fillets of Plaice,” “Beasts in My Belfry,” and “Fauna and Family,” inspired the PBS period drama titled “The Durrells in Corfu,” which has just started its third season this fall.

“Set in the 1930s and imbued with a sense of childlike wonder, the three books recount the beginnings of a budding naturalist as Gerry explores the Greek island, heading out early each morning and spending hours spellbound by the local fauna —a good portion of which, to his mother’s exasperation, he gleefully brings home with him.”

His Family & His Other Animals

Check out the rest of Ally’s article!