My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. It is also the first book in Durrell's Corfu Trilogy, which inspired ITV's television series The Durrells.
Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu.
But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies.
Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.
'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph
'A bewitching book' Sunday Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
I was drawn to this book after I became utterly charmed by the PS series, "The Durrells of Corfu" And what a delight to know that the family had, not one, but two writers in it. Gerald Durrell writes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - John_T_Stewart - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful book containing many anecdotes from the Darrell’s time in Corfu (1935-1939). These are stories of a time and place that was lost to the German invasion of Greece during WW2. Having ... Read full review