My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781909621985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Apart from naturalist Gerald Durrell (the youngest) and Larry (Lawrence Durrell, the novelist), the family of Gerald comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog. This title offers an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of Gerald.

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9923

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


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 38

View: 1835

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: 7159

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: 8608

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.

The Corfu Trilogy

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504043324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 3074

National Bestseller: The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu in one volume. The tales of a naturalist and his family, who left England for the Greek island of Corfu—where they interacted with fascinating locals of both human and animal varieties—these memoirs have become beloved bestsellers and inspired the delightful series that aired on PBS television. Included in this three-book collection are: My Family and Other Animals: Ten-year-old Gerald Durrell arrives on sun-drenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the island’s fauna—from toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckos—while reveling in the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household. Birds, Beasts and Relatives: Written after a boyhood spent studying zoology, this memoir is part nature guide, part coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir. The Garden of the Gods: In the conclusion of the trilogy, Durrell shares more tales of wild animals and his even wilder family, including his mother, Louisa, and his siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo, in the years before World War II. “[Durrell’s] books have an unfailing charm. . . . It is a tribute to his skill that one never tires of his accounts” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.

My Therapist and Other Animals

Author: Rene Chorley

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 1785078232


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.

Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World

Author: Anna Lillios

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

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Novelist Lawrence Durrell's fondness for his adopted homeland of Greece led him to declare "I'm a Greek," and profoundly influenced his work. Attempting to capture the scope of the Greek world's relationship with Durrell's life and work, Lilios (English, U. of Central Florida) presents 22 papers that approach the topic from a range of perspectives. After a number of reminiscences of Durrell by family and friends, a set of essays are organized by place, examining Durrell's relationship with Corfu, Alexandria, Rhodes, and Cyprus. The remaining essays are grouped according to theme discussing such issues as the influence of myth and other "Greek inspirations" on Durrell's novels, poems, and other work. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Derrida and Other Animals

Author: Judith Still

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748680985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 2378

Judith Still analyses Derrida's late writings on animals, especially his seminars The Beast and the Sovereign, to explore ethical questions of how humans treat animals and how we treat outsiders, from slaves to terrorists.