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My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between and It describes the

  • Title: My Family and Other Animals
  • Author: Frederic P.Miller Agnes F. Vandome John McBrewster
  • ISBN: 9786132732392
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935 and 1939 It describes the life of the Durrell Family on the island in a humorous manner, and also richly discusses the fauna of the island It is the first and most famous of Durrell s Corfu trilogy,My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935 and 1939 It describes the life of the Durrell Family on the island in a humorous manner, and also richly discusses the fauna of the island It is the first and most famous of Durrell s Corfu trilogy, together with Birds, Beasts, and Relatives, and The Garden of the Gods Durrell had already written several successful books about his trips collecting animals in the wild for zoos when My Family and Other Animals came out in 1956 Its comic exaggeration of the foibles of his family especially his eldest brother Lawrence Durrell, who later became a famous novelist and heartfelt appreciation of the natural world made it very successful It launched Durrell s career as owner of the Jersey Zoological Park in the Channel Islands, as well as novel writer and television personality and was also influential in the development of tourism in Corfu Source

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    1. This is my go-to book when I need something to take me away and make me feel better. The story of the Durrell (pronounced DUR ull) family's years on Corfu is a funny, interesting window on another time, place, and class. The family consists of Gerald Durrell, his three much-older siblings and his widowed mother. The oldest brother is a twenty-something Lawrence Durrell, author of, among other things, the Alexandria Quartet.When I was young I wanted SO MUCH to be young Gerry. Actually, I wanted t [...]

    2. One of my favorite books, this is the story of the childhood of Gerald Durrell, naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, on the Greek island of Corfu--hilarious, highly readable, wonderful descriptions of Corfu, interesting information of a naturalistic nature, nostalgia for a bygone era. If you want to spend an enjoyable afternoon laughing out loud and being thoroughly delighted, read this book.

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