Fine. tight binding with clean text. Fine. Pages are yellowing. Has black remainder mark, Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 304 p. Audience: General/trade. "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. 'What we all need, ' said Larry, 'is sunshine...a country where we can grow. ' 'Yes, dear, that would be nice, ' agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning-he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece? ' 'Very well, dear, if you like, ' said Mother unguardedly. 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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