Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Setting & Symbolism

Gerald Durrell
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Corfu

The Greek island where Gerald and his family spend a season to escape the dreary weather of England.

Roger

Gerald's dog.

Sally

The donkey Gerald receives as a birthday gift.

The Bay

A place where Gerald spends many hours, including time with his tutor, Gerald, and his dog, Roger.

Mouse Island

The small, triangular island where the old monk lives.

The Pond

A pond some three or four miles from Gerald's villa where he and Theodore often go collecting samples of marine life.

Benitses

Where Taki Thanatos lives.

The Bootle-bumtrinket

The name given the boat Leslie makes for Gerald.

Balaklaya Mansions

The name of the hotel where Gerald and his mother stay while in London.

Mr. Stavrodakis's Villa

Where the family spends the day at the end of the wine season, touring Mr. Stavrodakis's wine operation and picnicking on the beach.

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