My Family and Other Animals

£8.99

ISBN: 9780241981696 Author: Durrell, Gerald Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 6th April 2017 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 590.92 (edition:23) Pages: 303 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Amidst the olive groves and mountains of Corfu, the Durrell family live in chaotic harmony, welcoming a constant stream of eccentric visitors to their villa. This island paradise is described by the keen young naturalist, Gerald.

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.

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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