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My Family and Other Animals (Penguin Essentials) Paperback – 4 Nov 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Impression edition (4 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140013997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140013993
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.9 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 436 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 803,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As a self-described "champion of small uglies," Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) devoted his life to writing and the preservation of wildlife, from the Mauritius pink pigeon to the Rodriques fruit bat. 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 Corfu with "all those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids". Durrell's descriptions of his family and its many eccentric hangers-on (he stresses that "all the anecdotes about the island and the islanders are absolutely true") are highly entertaining, as is the procession of toads, scorpions, geckos, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, the puppies Widdle and Puke, and the Magenpies. This is a lovely book. --Christine Buttery

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A bewitching book (Sunday Times)

Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities (Sunday Telegraph)

Wickedly funny (Jojo Moyes) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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