My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780241951460

Category: Corfu Island (Greece)

Page: 307

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'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

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7656


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

Summary of Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals

Author: Everest Media

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 38

View: 6993


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My family was not a very attractive sight that afternoon, as the weather had brought with it the usual selection of ills. For me, it had brought catarrh, which had inflamed the convolutions of my ears and made them bleed delicately but persistently. #2 We sold the house and flew to Greece. We were all travelling light, taking only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. #3 We arrived in Corfu, the largest of the Greek islands. The sea was calm and the sky was blue, and the island was blanketed in mist. We could see the mountains, and the beaches were as white as tusks among the brilliant rocks. #4 We arrived in Split, and had to wait for Mother to get Roger into a cab. He had never been in such a vehicle, and he treated it with suspicion. We had to lift him and hurl him inside.

My Family and Other Freaks

Author: Carol Midgley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780873565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6434


Danielle is doomed in love and has the parents from hell. Her mum and dad are embarrassingly scruffy and their car bonnet is a different colour to the rest of the car. Worst of all, they're still in love, which is totally gross considering how ancient they are. Her best friend is a (nice) nerd, her love-rival is an airhead and her dog Simon is in love with an Ugg boot. Despite all this, she hatches a plan - indeed many plans - to win the gorgeous Damien's affections. But when she brings Simon to the park to show him off in front of Damien, a smelly little accident lands Danielle with the nickname 'Dench the Stench'. Could things get any worse? When Simon is accused of biting children in the neighbourhood and her Dad decides to have him taken away, Danielle's life truly begins to unravel. And then her mother announces she's pregnant - again - which gives Danielle's schoolmates even more ammunition with which to make fun of her. Will Damian ever notice her? Can she save Simon? And will Danielle ever live her family down?

Human and Other Animals

Author: Bob Carter,Nickie Charles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230321364

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 6391


This collection examines human-animal relations and the different ways in which they can be understood, exploring animal rights and animal welfare; whether and under what circumstances animals are regarded as social actors with agency; media representations of human-animal relations; and the relation between animals and national identity.

Encounters with Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141971304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9330


'I once travelled back from Africa on a ship with an Irish captain who did not like animals. This was unfortunate, because most of my luggage consisted of about two hundred odd cages of assorted wildlife . . .' Gerald Durrell's accounts of the animals he encountered on his travels were some of the first widely shared descriptions of the world's most extraordinary animals. Moving from the West Coast of Africa to the northern tip of South America - and elsewhere - Durrell observes the courtships, wars and characters of a variety of creatures, from birds of paradise, to ants and anteaters, among others. Told with his trademark charm and humour, Gerald Durrell's Encounters with Animals is a uniquely entertaining exploration of some of the world's most striking landscapes and the wildlife it is home to.

My Therapist and Other Animals

Author: Rene Chorley

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 1785078232

Category:

Page: 82

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"e;An animal is a prescription without side effects."e; Do you love animals? Do you feel a connection with a furry friend? Do you believe animals offer something that can touch and heal a human heart? My Therapist and Other Animals tells of the healing bond that can be created when animals are participants in our lives. These true stories document the loving connection between humans and those with whom we share a planet. Written by Rene Chorley, an experienced attachment therapist, it illustrates how animals can reach through the pain of abuse, neglect and trauma and reignite the ability to feel safe, cared for and valued. Animals can make a difference in our lives. They are consistent and unconditional in their time, attention and affection, qualities that may be missing in the lives of so many. Each story brings to life a connection - whether it be an exceptional dog offering friendship or a squeaky guinea pig excited for feed time, our importance in their lives feeds our self-worth. These heart-warming stories prove that this connection has the power to overcome all.