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. This tv tie in edition coincides
with ITV's six part television series The Durrells. 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."