20 May My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
A classic book that inspired the the TV series “The Durrells”.
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 in Greece.
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.
Re-counted with immense humor and charm, My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.
An easy read of fun and sun filled summer family holidays.