My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animals is Gerard Darrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the Island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gunmad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot fo natural history to observe. This richly detailed, informative and riotously funny memoir of eccentric family life is a twentieth century classic.
With an afterword by Peter J.S. Olney
Macmillan Collectors Library