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My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142004418 (0142004413)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
Series: Corfu Trilogy
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 Seriously funny!
I read this after someone here on BL recommended it to me, and it's now one of my favorite books. What a crazy, whacky family--but I love them. Mrs. Durrell is an overwhelmed widow doing her best to raise a family of colorful characters, and she does her best to balance all their eccentricities with...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Greece or bust!
I absolutely LOVE it when I read a book and immediately want to find everything that author has ever written and binge read the heck out of their work. I saw a commercial for a new ITV program called The Durrells which intrigued me...especially when I learned it was adapted from a book. I threw it o...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 My Family and Other Animals
The cover of my Penguin edition calls this a "autobiographical novel" and at the end I was left wondering how much of the book was true and how much of it was fictionalised. I came away from it feeling like it was truth exaggerated for comic effect and after some googling about the author, that see...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0 La mia famiglia e altri animali
Al seguito di Gerry e della sua bizzarra famiglia, sono andata a Corfù. C'è tutto il tempo per godere del paesaggio, per ammirare la bellezza della natura. E c'è il tempo per conoscere, fra un animale e l'altro, i componenti della famiglia Durrell: la signora Durrell, Margo unica figlia femmina, i f...
travelin
travelin rated it
5.0 My Family and Other Animals
It's really a collection of amazing anecdotes, as memorized by a slightly strange child, but I'm ok with that. The stories are incredibly funny, and very telling of animal and human nature. Durrell seemed a very democratic child, so the liberal use of the word "peasants", even when the label really ...
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