Gerald gerry malcolm durrell was born in india in 1925 his family settled on corfu when durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. The setting of this book is the beautiful picturesque greek island of corfu a young gerald durrell and his somewhat eccentric family set off from cold, depressing england and arrive as if in a dream on the sunny island of corfuthis island is a veritable treasure of animal life and olive grovesin the narrative, gerald takes the reader on his explorations of the island. Gerald durrell was born on january 7, 1925 in jamshedpur, india to british parents after moving to the united kingdom and mainland europe, his family eventually settled on the greek island of corfu where he studied zoology and kept numerous local wild animals as pets. Somewhere between novel and autobiography, my family and other animals is the story of 10-year-old nature enthusiast gerald durrell and his family's four-year migration from england to corfu in the 1930s gerald's enthusiasm for the natural world finds the perfect outlet on the island and the book is filled with his richly detailed.
My family and other animals by gerald durrell is a novel concerning an english family, the durrells, who suddenly leave their home in britain in order to move. Gerald later stole this story for my family and other animals, claiming it was he who had met the man in gerald's book 'there were things i objected to strongly', said margo. Free download or read online my family and other animals pdf (epub) book the first edition of this novel was published in january 1st 1956, and was written by gerald durrell the book was published in multiple languages including english language, consists of 273 pages and is available in paperback format.
My family and other animals is gerald durrell's autobiographical account of his family's relocation from england to the island of corfu funny and sweet, the novel immerses readers in the chaotic and eccentric world of the durrells as they adjust to their new life - and the rostra of animals and insects that come along to visit. My own coming-of-age book was gerald durrell's my family and other animals aged nine, i had been happily subsisting on a diet of e nesbit and rosemary sutcliff when someone gave it to me i. The durrell family returns to the island of corfu, continuing the story begun in my family and other animals already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. My family and other animals is the debut novel in the nonfiction series the corfu trilogy penned by gerald durrell this fantastic first book in the series is a book right out of durrell's own life. My family and other animals is an autobiographical novel written by gerald durrell in 1956 he tells the story of his time living on the greek island corfu with his widowed mother, siblings, and all the fauna they encountered.
The book 'my family and other animals' by gerald durrell was about the author's stay in corfu for five years the language, in which the book's gripping humourous incidents were written, holds the attention of its readers from the beginning of the novel all the way till the end. Durrell rather ascribes almost a sentience, not only towards the 'other animals' which this book is largely about, but to the very mountains, vegetation, winds, waves, sunlight and rain this was very much my own view of the natural world, so reading durrell, as a child, was a kind of coming home to how i felt about 'nature. Gerald durrell was born in india and grew up in england and on the greek island of corfu a world-famous conservationist and humorist, he runs the jersey wildlife preservation trust and is also the author of more than a dozen books, including the aye-aye and i. My family and other animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist gerald durrell, telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the greek island of corfu between 1935 and 1939 it describes the life of the durrell family on the island in a humorous manner, and also richly discusses the fauna of the island. My family and other animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.
My family and other animals is an attempt at zoological dissertation on the island of corfu, greece the novel succeeds in being a creative mixture of natural history study and autobiographical account of the durrell family as they live on corfu for five years. Culture books features my family and other animals 60th anniversary: gerald durrell's book is a triumph of conscious craft he was the father of conservation whose memoir of a childhood on. The first in a trilogy of books on the island, my family and other animals is a creative introduction to gerald durrell, child animal collector, and his eccentric family the novel is a humorous study on human and animal behavior by a best-selling author and zoologist. Perspective my family and other animals is a non-fiction story told from the perspective of gerald durrell this point of view is limited as one is only privy to the mind of the main character who also narrates the novel. My family and other animals (1956) is an autobiographical work by british naturalist gerald durrellit 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.
My family and other animals, by gerald durrell the book, which bill gates called funny and smart as hell, deals in both mundane and serious topics, as brosh finds a way to make. My family and other animals by gerald durrell the first book gerald durrell's corfu trilogy : a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of corfu, now the inspiration for the durrells in corfu on masterpiece pbs. Gerald durrell was born on january 7, 1925 in jamshedpur, india as gerald malcolm durrell he was a writer and director, known for the durrells in corfu (2016), tarka the otter (1978) and masterpiece classic (1971. Gerald durrell was born on january 7, 1925 in jamshedpur, india to british parents after the death of his father in 1928, the family lived in england and europe before settling in corfu, where he spent much of his childhood.
Summer readings: my family and other animals by gerald durrell a family holiday on the greek island of paxos was the perfect setting for my first encounter with hermit crabs and a classic tale. Alexia mercouri remembers her childhood companion, the conservationist and author gerald durrell book my family and other animals but all that belongs to another world.
Journey to south america on a search for endangered species with the author of my family and other animals in 1950, gerald durrell set off for british guiana (now guyana) to collect native wildlife and bring it back to his jersey wildlife preservation trust on the island of jersey in the english channel. My family and other animals - ebook written by gerald durrell read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read my family and other animals.