My Family and Other Animals
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. "My Family and Other Animals" was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrells familys experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.
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Review: My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy #1)User Review - Jean - Goodreads
In this memoir, Gerald Durrell's childhood years in the 1930's on the island of Corfu appear almost too hysterically dysfunctional to be believed. But the author's use of language to describe beauty ... Read full review
Review: My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy #1)User Review - Daniel - Goodreads
I can see the appeal but the in depth descriptions of various animals did nothing for me. I enjoyed the writing about his family and the island however. Read full review