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My family and other animals

By: Durrell, Gerald

Part of the The Corfu Trilogy series
0241977622 / 9780241977620
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20 cm 320 pages
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Quiz No: 201713, Points 17.00, Book Level 7.80,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Hart-Davis, 1956.

My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell.

This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV's six part television series The Durrells.

Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph'A bewitching book' Sunday Times


1DVGS Greek islands, 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), BM Memoirs, WNC Wildlife: general interest

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