The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.
They are fiercely protected by their taxi-driver friend Spiro (Spyros "Americano" Chalikiopoulos) and mentored by the polymath Dr Theodore Stephanides who provides Gerald with his education in natural history. Other human characters, chiefly eccentric, include Gerald's private tutors, the artistic and literary visitors Larry invites to stay, and the local peasants who befriend the family. An audio treat for those young and old.
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My family and other animals
This is a great book , whatever age the reader . A book to read over and over it always brings a smile . Although I have read this many times , the first time for audiobooks did not disappoint .
My Family & Other Animals
Studied this for 'O' level in 1966. Still as great today as it was then and now in audio ! What more could a listener want? A good buy.