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My Family and Other Animals - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)
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My Family and Other Animals - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 14/07/2016
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The inspiration behind ITV's hit family drama, The Durrells.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an afterword by Peter Olney, former Keeper of Birds at the London Zoo, and a distinguished ornithologist who was awarded the Zoological Society of London's Silver Medal in 2003.

My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gun-mad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot of natural history to observe. This richly detailed, informative and riotously funny memoir of eccentric family life is a twentieth-century classic.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781909621985
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 157 x 101 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I do assure you, the world needs Durrell. -- Sir David Attenborough
The enduring joy of the book resides in reading about a bohemian family when you have never been part of one yourself . . . One night I laughed so hard I slipped out of bed, whacking my head on the nightstand -- Meg Rosoff * The Guardian *
He [Durrell] produced a literary masterpiece that remains the finest evocation of paradise ever written. He built a paradise based on his own beliefs of what a zoo should be. And after his death in 1995, he left behind an organisation that works to restore a touch of paradise to humanity and to everything else that lives. -- Simon Barnes * Independent *

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“My family and other animals”

A book I enjoyed several years ago and spurred on by the recent tv series decided it would be a fantastic choice for my 13 year old granddaughter who quite clearly doesn't enjoy reading

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