Fauna and Family
, also known as The Garden of the Gods
, is the third in Durrell's Corfu trilogy that begins with his beloved classic, My Family and Other Animals
and continues with Birds, Beasts and Relatives
. In his foreword to Fauna and Family
, Durrell confessed that in the first two books, "I had left out a number of incidents and characters that I would have liked to have described, and I have attempted to repair this omission in this book . . . I hope that it might give the same pleasure to its readers as apparently its predecessors have done, as for me it portrays a very important part of my life . . . which is a truly happy and sunlit childhood."
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