My Family And Other Animals (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): Gerald Durrell

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My Family and Other Animalsis 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 Animalsis 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

A charming and witty description of Gerald Durrell’s childhood in Greece in the 1930s. Truly delightful. ->SARAH


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General Fields

  • : 9780141037479
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 2008
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gerald Durrell
  • : 396