My Family and Other Animals is the first book in The Corfu Trilogy, the inspiration for ITV'sThe Durrells.
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
A bewitching book
Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities
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