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. In a series of colourful villas, the yellow to accommodate friends, the white to avoid having to put up family, the Durrells give a sometimes reluctant home to a trail of local fauna, among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.
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GERALD DURRELL was born in 1925 in India. His family eventually settled on the island of Corfu, where he made a special study of zoology. Durrell dedicated his life to the preservation of wildlife. Encouraged to write by his novelist brother Lawrence, he published the first of many bestselling books THE OVERLOADED ARK in 1953. In 1982 he was awarded the OBE. He died in 1995.
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