My Circle of relatives and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood at the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell.
Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell Circle of relatives – acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, together with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog – take off for the island of Corfu.
However the Durrells to find that, reluctantly, they will have to share their quite a lot of villas with a menagerie of local fauna – among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies.
Recounted with immense humour and style My Circle of relatives and Other Animals is an excellent account of a rare, magical childhood.
‘Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human in addition to animal eccentricities’ Sunday Telegraph
‘A bewitching book’ Sunday Times