My family and other animals (1956) is an autobiographical work by british naturalist gerald durrell it tells of the years that he lived as a child with his siblings and widowed mother on the greek island of corfu between 1935 and 1939 it describes the life of the durrell family in a humorous manner, and explores other human characters, chiefly eccentric, include gerald's private tutors, the.
My family was an omelette of rages and laughter entwined with a curious love - an amalgam of stupidity and love gerald durrell 'to gerry people were just as much part of the animal kingdom durrell's masterpiece my family and other animals is the story, as he through these three worlds i passed unobserved but.
As 'my family and other animals' turns 60, simon barnes celebrates gerald durrell at his wildlife preservation trust on jersey in 1984 ( rex features ) the world is now full of people who believe what gerry believed.
The war cry of gerald durrell's exasperated brother when an angry pet in our final magical extract from my family and other animals house the family and my growing collection of local wildlife seemed not to have occurred to him i don't know why you have got such a phobia about highbrow people.
'this is the story of a five-year sojourn that i and my family made on the greek island of corfu it was originally intended to be a mildly nostalgic account of the.
The corfu trilogy by gerald durrell the princess bride by william goldman the blue many readers will be familiar with durrell's my family and other animals , the describes how his family's daily life intertwined with the local landscape and cultur it was beautifully written, portrayed the people with fondness and.