My Family and Other Animals
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My Family and Other Animals

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The first book Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu, now the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece PBS

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 Durrell's family's 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 273 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142004413
  • 9780142004418
  • 161,752

About Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).
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Review quote

"A lot of frolic, fun, and charming ribaldry, as well as the warm feeling of having been transported to a lovely spot where worry is unknown and anything is believable."-The New York Times
"A most enjoyable idyll." -The New Yorker
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Table of contents

My Family and Other AnimalsThe Speech For The Defence
Part One
The Migration
1. The Unsuspected Isle
2. The Strawberry-Pink Villa
3. The Rose-Beetle Man
4. A Bushel Of Learning
5. A Treasure Of Spiders
6. The Sweet Spring
Conversation
Part Two
7. The Daffodil-Yellow Villa
8. The Tortoise Hills
9. The World In A Wall
10. The Pageant Of Fireflies
11. The Enchanted Archipelago
12. The Woodcock Winter
Conversation
Part Three
13. The Snow-White Villa
14. The Talking Flowers
15. The Cyclamen Woods
16. The Lake Of Lilies
17. The Chessboard Fields
18. An Entertainment With Animals
The Return
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Rating details

24,481 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 49% (12,079)
4 33% (8,093)
3 13% (3,283)
2 3% (764)
1 1% (262)
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