My Family and Other Animals (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Author(s): Peter J. S. (AFT) Gerald; Olney Durrell

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

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Gerald Durrell's classic memoir of growing up on Corfu

Gerald Durrell was a naturalist, author, media personality, conservationist and founder of both the internationally renowned Jersey Zoo and what is now known as the Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust. A passionate and inspiring advocate of the need for the conservation of animals and plants and their habitats, he was also a brilliant storyteller. Though he had almost no formal education he became a prolific writer, publishing numerous articles and thirty-seven books including Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods, before his death in 1995, aged seventy.

General Fields

  • : 9781909621985
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library
  • : July 2016
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter J. S. (AFT) Gerald; Olney Durrell
  • : Hardcover
  • : New Edition
  • : English
  • : 508.495/5
  • : bl2016031467
  • : 376