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My family and other animals

By: Durrell, Gerald

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library series
1909621986 / 9781909621985
Hardback
590.92
12/07/2016
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England
15 cm 376 pages
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Quiz No: 201713, Points 17.00, Book Level 7.80,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

The inspiration behind ITV's hit family drama, The Durrells. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers.

These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

This edition features an afterword by Peter Olney, former Keeper of Birds at the London Zoo, and a distinguished ornithologist who was awarded the Zoological Society of London's Silver Medal in 2003. My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu.

With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gun-mad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot of natural history to observe.

This richly detailed, informative and riotously funny memoir of eccentric family life is a twentieth-century classic.

BIC:

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

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