Garden Reads Book Club
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Sunday • April 30 • 4pm
Mill Creek store
English writer and conservationist Gerald Durrell offers a candid account of the five years he lived with his family on the Greek island of Corfu as a child. My Family and Other Animals offers a rounded portrait of the budding naturalist, animal lover, globetrotter, and zoo founder and shares a number of humorous misadventures. Readers are sure to enjoy the entertaining tales of his gun-mad mother, future novelist brother, diet-obsessed sister, and their procession of animals including toads, bats, butterflies, scorpions, geckos, octopuses, dogs, just to name a few.
Read the book that inspired a PBS Masterpiece miniseries with the Garden Reads book club.
Gerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell, OBE (7 January 1925 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter. He founded what are now called the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Durrell Wildlife Park on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1959. He wrote a number of books based on his life as an animal collector and enthusiast. He was the youngest brother of novelist Lawrence Durrell.
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