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Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.

My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell.
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.
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.
Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.
'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph
'A bewitching book' Sunday Times

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Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities

Sunday Telegraph

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241981696

    June 19, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    320 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141374109

    January 30, 2017

    Puffin

    410 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241976654

    November 14, 2016

    Penguin General UK

    320 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook

    9780241982419

    April 20, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Also by Gerald Durrell

Birds, Beasts And Relatives
The Garden Of The Gods
The Aye-Aye And I
Encounters With Animals
The Whispering Land
My Family and Other Animals: Popular Penguins
The Corfu Trilogy
A Zoo In My Luggage

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