My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142004413
  • 9780142004418
  • 162,675

About Gerald Malcolm 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).show more

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 Returnshow more

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 show more