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The no. 1 book,
This review is from: My Family and Other Animals (Cascades) (Hardcover)
This book was my main motivation to learn to read: my mother used to read it to us... or to be correct, she made vain attempts that ended in roaring laughter. I simply had to know what was so funny. Truth be told she is a mother of four just like Mrs Durrell was, and now I can back up her opinion that whatever is written in this book about familiy life is no exaggeration.
Although I found the description of animal life interesting as well, that could never surpass the scenes about relatives and friends; and people in general. If you have a big family and/or lot of friends and haven't yet read this book, do so now! It makes life so much more fun. :)