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Durrell

[ door-uhl, duhr- ]

noun

  1. Lawrence (George), 1912–90, English novelist and poet.


Durrell

/ ˈdʌrəl /

noun

  1. DurrellGerald (Malcolm)19251995MBritishSCIENCE: zoologistWRITING: writer Gerald ( Malcolm ). 1925–95, British zoologist and writer: his books include The Bafut Beagles (1954), My Family and Other Animals (1956), and The Aye-aye and I (1992)
  2. DurrellLawrence (George)19121990MBritishWRITING: poetWRITING: novelist his brother, Lawrence ( George ). 1912–90, British poet and novelist; author of The Alexandria Quartet of novels, consisting of Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960). Later works include The Avignon Quintet of novels (1974–85)


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To amass his animals, Durrell employs locals, providing them with another source of income.

When I first read the book, I found these anecdotes as entertaining as Doctor Dolittle’s escapades, but I didn’t pick up on the greater importance of Durrell’s work until years later.

I imagine Durrell would have poured himself a glass of wine and jumped back in the water.

Durrell, many years assistant overseer of Gorleston and Southtown, died, aged 82.

That was the side on which Durrell was sitting, so that he had a better opportunity than the driver.

But Durrell had no wish to punish him beyond what was necessary.

Ethan Durrell checked the reproof he was about to utter, and the young men laughed.

Durrell placed himself behind him where he could forestall any movement on his part.

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