Bu Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a unique and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell.
Escaping the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and young 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.