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.

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