My Family and Other Animals
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Worn down by the miserable English weather, Gerry's family takes the unusual step - for a 1930s British family - of moving somewhere hotter. His placid mother, gun-obsessed brother Leslie, angst and acne-plagued sister Margo, and eldest brother the irascible author Larry put on a dazzling display of human quirk, and combine with strays such as Spiro the local taxi-driver to brilliant comic effect. Animal and human life combine in this beautiful, timelessly entertaining memoir. Hugh Bonneville is an acclaimed British stage, television, film and radio actor.. Treated to the sunshine of Greece with its array of flora and fauna, young Gerald is in a budding naturalist's utopia, with the added bonus of being able to observe the unusual creatures known as his relatives. My Family and Other Animals is the story of the adventurous time Durrell and his family spent on the island of Corfu during his childhood
A Review Written by the youngest of the Durrell brothers, this gem recreates with fantasy and humor five years of adventure that the family of five (following their early years in India and the death of their father) spent on Corfu before World War II. We see the budding naturalist, who would later become a distinguished figure in animal welfare and conservation as he first discovers, creates and then oversees an idyllic world inhabited by dogs, exotic birds, lizards, snakes and other wildlife. In his escapades young Gerald manages to avoid most formal tutoring and is accompanied by the perfect guide and mentor, an aging Greek father figure who . Corfu Trilogy - a Treat for your literary sense Linda Neale These stories are incredible and because of them i traveled to Greece four times and painted for weeks on end. The books were written in the 50s, and i thought when i went in the 80s that the people would be different, but they were as he described in the three stories of living on Corfu. The food and music were also as he described . I am collecting first editions of Durrells's books if they have any story about that time just before WWII., for my library and i have introduced his writing to many other people.. Vicarious Fun in Corfu I have learned about Gerald Durrell later than many readers and animal lovers. I am so thankful that I did hear about him. I just finished reading and laughing through his book, My Family and Other Animals. Let me start by saying that my home is filled with animals. Currently, we share out house with two dogs and two cats, but at times we have also hosted frogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Our back yard is often visited by red foxes, beavers, raccoons, and deer.I tell you this about myself because I detect a kindred spirit in the young Gerald as he recounts his adventures in Corfu where he amasses an impressive collection of pets. Durrell
Conservationist Gerald Durrell (1925-95) was known for his TV presenting and as a champion of wildlife and endangered species. He was also a celebrated author, publishing three novels and many short stories and autobiographical accounts.
As a self-described "champion of small uglies," English writer Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) devoted his life to writing and the preservation of wildlife, from the Mauritius pink pigeon to the Rodriques fruit bat. This is a lovely book. . My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the Greek island of Corfu, but ended up as a delightful account of his family's experiences that were, according to him, "rather like living in one of the more flamboyant and slapstick comic operas." As a 10-year-old boy, Gerry left England for Cor