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My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1) When The Unconventional Durrell Family Can No Longer Endure The Damp, Gray English Climate, They Do What Any Sensible Family Would Do Sell Their House And Relocate To The Sunny Greek Isle Of Corfu My Family And Other Animals Was Intended To Embrace The Natural History Of The Island But Ended Up As A Delightful Account Of Durrell S Family S Experiences, From The Many Eccentric Hangers On To The Ceaseless Procession Of Puppies, Toads, Scorpions, Geckoes, Ladybugs, Glowworms, Octopuses, Bats, And Butterflies Into Their Home.

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  • Paperback
  • 273 pages
  • My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
  • Gerald Durrell
  • English
  • 12 August 2017
  • 0142004413

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About the Author: Gerald Durrell

Gerald Gerry Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925 His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans Gerald Gerry Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925 His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal collecting expeditions The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968 Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non fiction, Gerald Durrell s style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed Gerald Durrell died in 1995

10 thoughts on “My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)

  1. says:

    The first from the trilogy and the first of Durrel s I ve ever read No words can express my love for this author and his immense sense of humor, pure and light, nothing topical or scathing beneath I remember vividly laughing out loud on the st...

  2. says:

    I loved My family and Other Animals 1956 by Gerald Durrell from start to finish, thoroughly and in detail That s why I will tell you about it from A to Z.A is for animalsThe way Gerald Durrell describes them is unbeatable He casts a spell on you not only when he portrays quite spectacular species but also quite prosaic ones Gerry Durrell Image source B is for bathing costumeThe chapter in which mother purchases an extravagant garment...

  3. says:

    A delightful, lyrical and altogether MAGICAL read WARNING Review includes mention of tortoise sex It s usually a huge mistake to return to a childhood favourite, hoping it would be just as good the second time around So, when I found this book in the attic, with its dog eared cover held together with Sellotape and its pages jaundiced with age, I had mixed feelings about reading it again A side note to any fellow Brits who once strode majestically in platform shoes the price on the book was A delightful, lyrical and altogether MAGICAL read WARNING Review includes mention of tortoise sex It s usually a huge mistake to return to a childhood favourite, hoping it would be just as good the second time around So, when I found this book in the attic, with its dog eared cover held together with Sellotape and its pages jaundiced with age, I had mixed feelings about reading it again A side note to any fellow Brits who once strode majestically in platform shoes the price on the book was a nostalgic three shillings and sixpence. M...

  4. says:

    I would like to make a point of stressing that all the anecdotes about the island and the islanders are absolutely true Living in Corfu was rather like living in one of theflamboyant and slapstick comic operas thus claims Gerald Durrell in his Speech of Defense or as other authors would prefer to call it The Foreword or Introduction.Gerard Durrell My grateful thanks then to My wife, who pleased me by laughing uproariously when reading the manuscript, only to inform me that it was I would like to make a point of stressing that all the anecdotes about the island and the islanders are absolutely true Living in Corfu was rather like living in one of theflamboyant and slapstick comic operas thus claims Gerald Durrell in his Speech of Defense or as other authors would prefer to call it The Foreword or Introduction.Gerard Durrell My grateful thanks then to My wife, who pleased me by laughing uproariously when reading the manuscript, only to inform me that it was my spelling that amused her.Sophie, my secretary, who was responsible for the introduction of commas and the ruthless eradication of the split infinitives Split infinitives was a popular vice for authors such as Daniel Def...

  5. says:

    This is a perfectly charming memoir written by Gerald Durrell, a well known British naturalist and zookeeper It s charming because it chronicles his experiences with his family on Corfu, as a 10 year old animal enthusiast It s charming because it is beautifully written It s charming because it is humorous It s charming because his family is so colonial and ooze Englishness but at the same time are quite unconventional For all those reasons, I would recommend this book and indeed, I had a fe This is a perfectly charming memoir written by Gerald Durrell, a well known British naturalist and zookeeper It s charming because it chronicles his experiences with his family on Corfu, as...

  6. says:

    I went back and decided to write a review on this non fictional novel memoir not all events are fully true I believe which is considered by some to be a modern classic I remember finding a box of Gerald Durrell stories on the shelf as a twelve year old and reading them in luxury They captivated me as Durrell told the story of his childhood in Corfu hunting animals Not only was it full of interesting facts about the animals he caught but also about the people in his life Told with wit, humo I went back and decided to write a review on this non fictional novel memoir not ...

  7. says:

    I just finished My Family and Other Animals It s VERY, very good It s light, it s fun and in fact what it teaches about animals, human beings included, is absolutely spot on It teaches about animals which a lay person doesn t usually get all that inspired about snakes and lizards and turtles and bugs Some special birds too I was running to Wiki time and time again to see these cre...

  8. says:

    Me ha encantado Es entra able, evocador y MUY divertido, hac a tiempo que no me re a a carcajada limpia con un libro pero Durrell lo consigue con una facilidad envidiable.Esta familia y su peculiar zoo ambulante se ha quedado conmigo, por supusto leer las secuelas

  9. says:

    1 2010 Review I inhabit this book I walk through the olive groves and swim in the crystal seas of pre war Corfu I think I can never go to Greece because of this book I would want the taxis to be horse drawn, and the small boys to be ranging freely about the island.I love so much about this book it s hard to pick and choose I love that Gerry was so devoted to animals from the very beginning I love the self centered, irascible Larry who grew into the genius Lawrence Durrell I love Mother, 1 2010 Review I inhabit this book I walk through the olive groves and swim in the crystal seas of pre war Corfu I think I can never go to Greece because of this book I would want the taxis to be horse drawn, and the small boys to be ranging freely about the island.I love so much about this book it s hard to pick and choose I love that Gerry was so devo...

  10. says:

    It gets better every time I read it Thank Heavens Durrell didn t get much formal schooling, or they might have educated his writing ability right out of him The chapter about the moonless midnight swim, with the fire flies ...

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