My Family and Other Animals
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.
Publish date: June 29th 2004
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
Series: Corfu Trilogy
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...