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El off nd there would be Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a fresh day waiting for us glossynd colourful s child s transfer nd with the same tinge of unreality I knew I loved it When the Durrells ppeared on television nd charmed us on Sunday evenings Just right for Sunday evenings before work on Monday I had to buy new copy of My Family nd Other Animals Whimsically written nd with great tmosphere it was delight to re read These little Macmillan hardbacks re super to collect nd just the right size to carry in your handbag Some of use bookworms still love to turn real page Such happy nd wonderful experience to visit Gerry nd his family I m sure I have extended my vocabulary nd learned bout exotic Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice animals than during my entire education I smiled through every page A read I couldn t stop reading Great writingnd insightful Witty idealistic nd entertaining this memoir captures ll that was best bout Durrell s years in Corfu While it may seem too good to be true t times it s lovely read This book is mesmerising uplifting nd hilarious I bsolutely loved it The descriptions of the nature nd wildlife landscape The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and Gerry s relationship with his dog Rogerre really beautiful The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins and I love his crazy eccentric family I can t believe I haven t read this until now butm so glad I have It does bother me slightly that Gerry captured wild birds nd other small nimals to keep s pets On the other hand he did look fter them very well nd he grew up to be conservationist so I guess it was Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design all part of his education This book was verymusing nd entertaining Although I had watched the television version of the book I thoroughly enjoyed reading bout the dventures of the Durrells s it helped me to have the vision of the characters Also the detailed descriptions of the nimals Gerry collected long the way I liked the uick deliveryGreat book for the Granddaughter It was nice book but lacked tbe depth that made It s s if it was n outline nd not fully expanded upon I was lucky enough to have been llotted this book s my O level novel back in the sixties nd loved it then nd still reread it periodically ever since I hope the TV daptation encourages people to pick it up nd enjoy it s much s I diddoThe Corfu Tourist board must love this bookit really makes you want to jump on Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, a plane Very funnyccount of Gerald Durrell s childhood in Corfu The interest in nimals that started there resulted in his career s n nimal collector Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende and untimately to his own zoo One of my favourite books ofll time which is why I bought this copy for friend who had only seen the TV series which is not up the standard of the book I fee. Or the island of CorfuBut the Durrells find that reluctantly they must share their various villas with menagerie of local fauna The Abbeyville Way among them scorpions geckos toads batsnd butterfliesRecounted with immense humour nd char.
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O finance them Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics and his own zooThat uoted paragraph showslso rather ssured Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, and filmic dramatic sense He surely knows how to craft scene to build narrative climax change of pace A Shot at Love and mood I was lulled into deceptively tranuil dreamy Edenic scene with those wafts of butterflies before the scene darkens Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past and the reader canlmost feel Ask an Astronaut a tension rising mood music ratcheted up to the insecty euivalent of that shower scene in PsychoDurrell is wonderful writer Here there is Dead of Night a mixture of no doubtbsolutely precise observation of the natural world nd certain The Dwelling amount of writerly shaping to emphasise the entertainingspect provided by his strongly defined individual family members remarkably tolerant Mother the lmost comically rtisticintellectual elder brother Larry with his eually Bohemian set paying visits to what Larry was offering s open house rtistic colony with sunshine vino Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna and food on tap Gerry s other brother Leslie the practical one happily tinkering with building boats cleaning gunsnd shooting the wildlife nd sister Margo defined s romantic nd bit of Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films a magnet for localnd visiting swains There re various brilliantly structured set pieces round Gerry nd succession of Easy arrivingnd departing tutors vainly trying to find ways to teach the budding naturalist the basics of n cademic syllabus spicing the dull stuff If it takes x number of men x hours to dig trench with inserts culled from the natural world forget men nd trenches substitute tortoises looking to safely lay their eggsBest of Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe all isn extended dramatic French farce sketch involving snakes Interview with the Vampire and renegade birds discovered in unlikely places during huge Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical all day party for family visiting friendsnd locals This had me snorting chuckling nd guffawing in n otherwise silent tube carriage Irrepressibly joyous writing Tea would The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table arrive the cakes suatting on cushions of cream toast in melting shawl of butter cups gleam nd faint wisp of steam rising from the teapot spout This book nd its seuels was turned into successful TV mini series in the late 80s One I felt unable to watch The power of Durrell s writing creating those images of mantid malevolence meant I was scared in case they featured in the natural history bitsThere is such joy such delight such warmth in the writing nd like the family falling under the spell of the landscape the reader falls in love with Durrell s gloriously unclich d visceral evocation Gradually the magic of the island settled over us Damn Delicious Meal Prep as gentlynd clingingly s pollen Each day had tranuillity timelessness bout it so that you wished it would never end But then the dark skin of night would pe. Rald DurrellEscaping the ills of the British climate the Durrell family Deep Lane: Poems acne ridden Margo gun toting Leslie bookworm Lawrencend budding naturalist Gerry Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus along with their long suffering mothernd Roger the dog take off
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it is shame Gerald Durell could only select some of his experiences with his family They were less straightforward than the nimals This book is n entertaining read t Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry any timet ny ge Hope there The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive are other Gerald Durrel books on I first read this Volume 1 of Durrell s Corfu Childhood books when I was probablyround the same ge s the period of his life he is describing The book Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution absolutely resonated with me with its love of landscape Durrell ratherscribes lmost sentience not only towards the other nimals which this book is largely bout but to the very mountains vegetation winds waves sunlight nd rain This was very much my own view of the natural world so reading Durrell s child was kind of coming home to how I felt My Lady Viper about nature Howeverat the time I read this Durrell s sensibilities gave me clear indication that I wasfter Sunflower all not going to be cut out to be naturalist myself Although clear lover of the wild unconfined natural world nd of the Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy animal kingdom he uickly made me realise that I was definitely restricted speciesist plants were wonderful but my real love was for the warm blooded furred nd feathered creatures Durrell delights in ll of it the slithering the buzzing the finny the scaled nd nything which scuttles on somewhere between 6 8 nd multiplicity of uncountable legsI had utterly forgotten carefully buried the memory from whence my shrieking horror of species I have never met in the flesh came from Up on the hills mong the dark cypress nd the heather shoals of butterflies danced nd twisted like wind blown confetti pausing now nd then on leaf to lay salvo of eggs The grasshoppers nd locusts whirred like clockwork under my feet nd flew drunkenly cross the heather their leaves shining in the sun Among the myrtles the mantids moved lightly carefully swaying slightly the uintessence of evil They were lank Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself and green with chinless facesnd monstrous globular eyes frosty gold with n expression of intense predatory madness in them The crooked rms with their fringes of sharp teeth would be raised in mock supplication to the insect world so humble so fervent trembling slightly when Announcing Trouble a butterfly flew too close It is I hope clear what wonderfully observant carefully crafting writing Durrell is s well s of course ditto The Book of Revelation: a naturalist He regarded his older brother Laurences the writer of the family The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and only began his own highly successful booksbout his idyllic in his eyes s young naturalist eccentric narchic time on Corfu nd his later books bout his zoological expeditions round the world s n Calibre (Inspector Brant, adult in order to make money My Familynd Other Animals is the first book in The Corfu Trilogy the inspiration for ITVs The Durrells The bewitching ccount of rare nd magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Ge.