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 (dûr′əl), Lawrence George 1912-1990.
British writer whose best-known work is The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960), a series of novels treating the same characters from different perspectives.


1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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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Lawrence (George), 1912–90, English novelist and poet.
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Noun1.Durrell - English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
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As the 2016 Indianapolis Prize Winner, Prof Jones - who is also chief scientist of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and scientific director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation - will receive an unrestricted $250,000 (PS172,400) cash award and the Lilly Medal.
THE DURRELLS (ITV, tonight, 8pm) NATURALIST Gerald Durrell's autobiographies about growing up in Corfu have been adapted twice for TV in the past.
The real Gerald Durrell This easygoing Sunday drama stars Keeley Hawes, playing a woman much older and less glam than usual.
The result is a drama starring Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell, the widowed mother of four children who, when we first meet her, decides to swap 1930s Britain for the Greek island in the hope of starting a new and more fruitful life.
LEE Durrell, a director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, on the life of late husband Gerald.
Instead, take a trip to Durrell Wildlife Park, where the orangutans are joined by rare amphibians, exotic birds and particularly Hlala Kahilli, a female Gorilla and her baby Indigo, who has become something of a Jersey mascot.
Harvey was prominent in the early stages and after again going past Buchanan, set up Elliott Durrell who curled a shot wide from just outside the penalty area.
July 12 is Durrell Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
I was very interested to read the article about the Durrell Foundation (Keeping it in the family, July 2007).
If they're dirty, she will be cleaning toilets," sanitation department deputy chief Al Durrell told reporters.
The funding from the California Integrated Waste Management Board will benefit branch libraries in Pacific Palisades, Arroyo Seco, Palms Rancho, North Hollywood and Woodland Hills, said DPW's Tonya Durrell.
Ian MacNiven's long-awaited biography of Lawrence Durrell has finally appeared.