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My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
Contemporary / British English This very funny story is about an English family who go to live on the Greek island of Corfu. Gerald, the youngest boy, loves animals and insects. He brings scorpions, spiders, birds, snakes and other animals to the house, and they get him into lots of trouble.
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LapReader
My Family and Other Animals (Revised) | Gerald Malcolm Durrell
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Had the book but never got around to reading it. Scored these at the local book swap a while back.

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Maggie4483
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Even though I‘m almost 2 weeks late finishing this, I just loved it so much! It‘s more a collection of anecdotes as opposed to a continuous story, but all the stories were so charming. Larry‘s relationship with his mother reminded me of stories of my dad (whose name was also Larry) and grandmother. I even found myself googling scorpions with a new appreciation (I mean, I still don‘t want to meet one…but I see now the fascination). And ⬇️

Maggie4483 ↪️ nightswimming in the Mediterranean with phosphorescent porpoises is my personal definition of LIVING. YOUR. BEST. LIFE. ❤️🇬🇷❤️ I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series. 8mo
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Catsandbooks
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So close to a bingo!
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick But you had two parallel lines and that's rather impressive! 8mo
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Maggie4483
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I had so much fun this month with #FoodAndLit #Greece (even if I haven‘t finished the book yet 😬). All I want to do right now is go lounge on a beach in Corfu. But I guess I‘ll have to settle for Greek chicken salad and tzatziki.

Looking forward to Cuba!

Texreader Yay! I‘m looking forward to Cuba as well 8mo
annahenke I had tzatziki today! So yummy (edited) 8mo
Catsandbooks Yum yum!! Glad you enjoyed Greece 🇬🇷 8mo
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Catsandbooks
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3.75/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed all the adventures Gerry went on and all the family commotion. Larry was so dramatic😂 I wish Gerry wouldn't have stole so many animals from their homes, especially the babies.

What did you think of it? Any favorite characters or animals?

#FoodandLit 🇬🇷

Bookwormjillk I quit after the scene with the used toilet paper. Couldn‘t get past it sorry 🤢 8mo
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk I understand 8mo
AnneCecilie I loved Achilles and off course Roger. And Gerry‘s mother was a saint. I can‘t imagine many mothers reacting the way she did to all his animals. 8mo
Catsandbooks @AnneCecilie yes she was definitely patient and understanding! 8mo
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AnneCecilie
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I‘m not sure what I expected starting this, but it wasn‘t this. I can‘t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. Durrell just have a way of describing things that make them funny.

When Gerald was 10 yrs (in 1935), his family decides to move to Corfu. His family incl. him, his mother and 3 older siblings.

Gerald loves animals and will bring all kinds home with him, not always to his family‘s approval.

AnneCecilie I‘m not sure every mother would react with the same calmness that his mother does to all these animals. I‘m so glad you picked this as our group read #foodandlit #Greece @Catsandbooks I will try to read the rest of the trilogy over the summer @Texreader @Butterfinger 8mo
majkia @AnneCecilie Have you seen the series? The Durrells in Corfu is the title of the series, and it too is hilarious. It was on PBS channel. 8mo
AnneCecilie @majkia I had no idea that this was turned into a series. I will definitely look out for it. Thanks for letting me know. (edited) 8mo
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Catsandbooks So glad you enjoyed it! I found it entertaining too! Let me know how the rest of the series is! 8mo
EvieBee This book is so funny! 8mo
BiblioLitten My comfort read! 8mo
BookNAround I loved this one! 8mo
ponyflorist Classic happy read! And I loved the telly series too 🙂 8mo
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AnneCecilie
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I wonder how long it would take to carry my books like that?

#foodandlit #Greece

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Maggie4483
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Quinoa Tabouleh salad with Chicken Shawarma and more of my homemade hummus. And wine because I deserve it. #FoodAndLit #Greece

Texreader Sounds and looks yummy!! 8mo
Catsandbooks Delicious! 8mo
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Maggie4483
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My first attempt at homemade hummus for #foodandlit #greece. Then I fell down a rabbit hole trying to determine if hummus did in fact originate in Greece. The results were…inconclusive. But the hummus was good 😋.

Texreader I love your conclusion! And 😋 9mo
Catsandbooks Yum!! 9mo
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Catsandbooks
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Hello #FoodandLit Buddy Readers!
How are you enjoying the book? I like all the little adventures Gerry goes on. I'm not so crazy about the bugs but I'm enjoying the other creatures!

Bookwormjillk I just got my library hold for this. Time to catch up! 9mo
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk oh awesome! Glad you're joining Jill! 9mo
Texreader Ah I should have grabbed this one to read for the rest of the month. Well it‘s still on my tbr 9mo
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Maggie4483 Yes! I just read the chapter with Achilles and Quasimodo. I loved that the tortoise would cuddle up to the family when they sat in the garden, and that the pigeon liked to dance. You don‘t always think about reptiles and birds having personalities like dogs and cats. But those stories were both so sweet (and definitely made me consider adopting a new pet 🐢 🐦). 9mo
AnneCecilie I haven‘t started it yet. Will do so in the upcoming week. 9mo
Catsandbooks @Maggie4483 ik I thought that was so sweet too! Other animals aside from classic pets are so much more complex than we give them credit for. 9mo
Butterfinger I love his stories. The mom is a hoot. I didn't like how he stole the turtle's egg. All for science. 9mo
Catsandbooks @Butterfinger yeah I wasn't crazy how he was always taking animals from their homes, especially the babies 9mo
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Butterfinger
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed out loud at the precocious little boy and his menagerie. I loved his mother and how she encouraged Gerry's love of anthropology. Wow!!! What a great find @Catsandbooks #FoodandLit @Texreader @hannah-leeloo this reminded me so much of your love for animals. My librarian said it is a show, so I am off to look for it.

Catsandbooks I'm glad you liked it! I'm enjoying it too. It's the first in a trilogy. And he's written other books too. 9mo
Butterfinger @Catsandbooks I am so glad there are more. I had to go to Wikipedia and found out about his brother's writing too. 9mo
DivineDiana The TV series is wonderful! Beautiful vistas of Corfu! Lots of humor. Heartwarming. Highly recommend! 9mo
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Maggie4483
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Had my #Greece #FoodAndLit book sent to the Amazon Hub at Whole Foods so that I could hit up the olive bar for some Spicy Dolmas. 😋

Sapphire That‘s some smart thinkin! 9mo
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Catsandbooks
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March's #FoodandLit buddy read is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. It's a memoir of a family moving to the Greek Island of Corfu.

This is a casual read-at-your-own-pace buddy read. Anyone is welcome to join! Please let me know if you would like to be tagged in the check-in posts.

LapReader Me please 9mo
AnneCecilie Please tag me. I‘m planning on reading this 9mo
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Butterfinger I can't wait to start reading. 9mo
Maggie4483 I‘d like to participate, too! 9mo
Catsandbooks @Maggie4483 Excellent! 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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A gorgeously written, fun, comforting book. Few books really live up to being equally enjoyable for people of every age but this one truly does! Laugh out loud funny in places, then switching without a breath in between to some absolutely beautiful soft watercolour writing about the landscape and the animals. I want to live in Corfu with the Durrells

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Tanisha_A
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@ju.ca.no & i have been reading children‘s classics together & we have been having so much fun with them. 👯‍♀️

This autobiographical account of Gerry & his family‘s adventures is a complete joyride, a total roller coaster of events. It‘s the first book in a 3 part series.

Gerry (Gerald Durrell) & his family – which includes mother, two elder brothers, & an elder sister – leave England‘s windy, grey August & move to sunny Corfu in Greece. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A Here begin the adventures – movement from one villa to the other (strawberry-pink villa to daffodil-yellow villa to snow-white villa) for absolutely ridiculous reasons; meeting many interesting & eccentric locals and enjoying Greek life; inviting friends & organising parties; encountering wonderful sights (phosphorescence), Gerry‘s multiple experiences & incidents with local fauna, 👇🏽 1y
Tanisha_A (spiders, lizards, snakes, scorpions, magpies, tortoises etc) and his extensive interest in studying them. 1y
PhyllisH I ❤️the Gerald Durrell books. Have you seen the PBS series? 1y
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Tanisha_A @PhyllisH We are planning to read the other two as well, at some point. Oh wow! I didn‘t know there was a series on it. I am defo going to check it out. Thankeee! 😊 1y
LeahBergen I adore this book ❤️❤️ 1y
PhyllisH @Tanisha_A 👍🏻👍🏻😁 1y
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Aw! I can see why! 😊 1y
hilded Only seen the tv-show, sounds like I should read the books as well 😊 1y
BiblioLitten One of my favourite books! 😍 1y
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Tonights plan: reading while the boyfriend watches soccer😁 I actually don‘t mind all this reading time I have during the european championship 😇😂

This book is so funny! The perfect light read for this sunny hot weather😍

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ju.ca.no
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„What we all need,“ said Larry, getting into his stride again, „is sunshine.... a country where we can grow.“

Starting my next buddyread with @Tanisha_A tonight!
I can relate so much with this line- as our spring was extremely rainy and grey, I was longing so much for more sun. I‘m happy that summer is finally here☀️

Tanisha_A Love that! I also like how we long for different weathers, here it‘s been sooo sunny and hot that all day I long for rain! 1y
ju.ca.no @Tanisha_A understandable😁 we just don‘t get enough sunlight in winter/spring season😅😅 1y
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„I can‘t go just like that. I have to arrange something about this house.“
„Arrange? Arrange what, for heaven‘s sake? Sell it.“
(...)
„Don‘t be ridiculous,dear,“ said Mother firmly;“ that‘s quite out of question. It would be madness.“
So we sold the house and fled from the gloom of the English summer, like a flock of migratibg swallows.

What a great start into this book! I think I will enjoy this a lot☺️

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Ruthiella
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Another one from the TBR for the prompt Mediterranean. Supposed to be a charming memoir of a British family moving to Corfu. 😀

#LitsySpringBreak Mediterranean

LeahBergen A favourite! 2y
TheKidUpstairs This looks like a fun one! 2y
Ruthiella @LeahBergen It sounds delightful! 2y
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Ruthiella @TheKidUpstairs I think it will be! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 2y
merelybookish Also on my TBR! 🙂 2y
Ruthiella @merelybookish I‘m in good company! 😀 (edited) 2y
rwmg I loved all Gerald Durrell's books as a child. Maybe time to read them again 2y
Ruthiella @rwmg I wish I had read them as a child! But I suspect they will also appeal to the adult. 2y
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emilyhaldi
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Gerry‘s tales of growing up on the island of Corfu are delightful and almost too crazy to be true. But the real hero of the book is his Mother, who I can only imagine must have been taking a steady stream of quaaludes in order to take in stride the antics of her moody teenagers while simultaneously allowing her house to be overrun with wild animals as pets 🐸🐶🦅🪱🕷🦂🐍🐢

LeahBergen I loved this book (and its sequels)! 2y
BarbaraBB Need to get this! It‘s on your best of 2020 list right? 2y
emilyhaldi Yes!!! Going to publish my list tomorrow @BarbaraBB 😅 2y
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emilyhaldi @LeahBergen I will definitely be picking up the sequels!! Need to know more about where these bizarre individuals ended up... 2y
vivastory I'm looking forward to your best of the year list! 👏👏 2y
Cinfhen Gorgeous edition 2y
Reviewsbylola Is this a folio?! 2y
emilyhaldi Yes it‘s really beautiful!! @Reviewsbylola 2y
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BookyMcBookface
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Happy Friday the 13th y'all! 💀

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LeahBergen 💗💗💗 2y
OriginalCyn620 So cute! 2y
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KarenUK
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#3books I loved #withanimalsonthecover
🐢 🐱 🐵

OriginalCyn620 Nice! 🐱 2y
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BiblioLitten
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Rereading this delightful twentieth century classic, and one of my all-time favourite! 🤗
#classicschallenge2020 #currentread

BookNAround I love this one! 2y
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Cuilin
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The book “The Durells” is based on. Very funny. The movie version is hilarious. #animal #Magicalmay

Eggs Brilliant 🌟 3y
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For a week or so the wind played with the island, patting it, stroking it, humming to itself among the bare branches. Then there was a lull, a few days' strange calm; suddenly, when you least expected it, the wind would be back. But it was a changed wind, a mad, hooting, bellowing wind that leaped down on the island and tried to blow it into the sea.

SFM13 I loved reading Gerald's humorous anecdotes, my favorite was the blow-by-blow account of a battle between a gecko named Geronimo and Cecily, a feisty praying mantis. His enchanting way of describing island scenery really brought the story to life for me. Here is an example of his writing style … easily relatable considering the mountain winds that blew outside my window as I lay reading, snug in my warm cozy bed. 3y
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SFM13
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January began with reflections from Gerald Durrell (b. Jan. 7, 1925) in his book My Family and Other Animals. During my reading adventure, I discovered “The Durrells in Corfu,” a PBS series available on Amazon Prime Video. If you haven't seen this yet, it is worth checking out. The series is classified a comedy drama, which is also an accurate description of Gerald Durrell's writing style.

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My mother didn‘t know what to buy me for my birthday (Seriously... 🤷🏻‍♀️) and gave me cash. So I‘ve spent it on a six month subscription to #Bookishly #CoffeeAndBookClub - vintage books and a pouch of coffee; my idea of Heaven.

erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a cool edition 👍 3y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday (and this book is one of my faves! Have you read it before?) 3y
veritysalter @LeahBergen No I‘ve not, my physical TBR is huge now, but looking forward to it. 3y
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Gerald and Roger, Corfu 1930‘s #gratefulreads #memoir

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KarenUK
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#Movember #humannature
Light, breezy and old-fashioned in the best way, this memoir of a family‘s move to Corfu in the 30‘s is just so charming. Part nature writer‘s love letter to an island, part study of the eccentric locals and his family through the eyes of a creature-obsessed 10 yo boy, this book captured my heart. I particularly loved Roger, the old family dog, who is anthropomorphized into a curious little chap and loyal companion to Gerry.

BookNAround I love this series of books. 3y
Cinfhen I had a feeling this book would be your jam, my sweet friend. I started it once but it wasn‘t holding my attention. 3y
KarenUK @cinfhen You know me so well! I‘m just an old-fashioned girl! Just what I was in the mood for! 😊💕 3y
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emilyhaldi I need to read this!!! 3y
Samplergal Have you seen the pbs series? 3y
KarenUK @Samplergal I just started it! I wanted to read the book first..... it‘s utterly charming! 😍 3y
Samplergal @KarenUK It‘s simply the best! Makes me want to go to the Greek Isles more. Enjoy it! 3y
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KarenUK
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#Bookreport @Cinfhen

- Completed Brideshead Revisited and loved it. Can‘t believe I had never read it. So my jam!

- 2/3 of the way through my re-read of a favorite book. Trying When God was a Rabbit on audio. Unusually the author narrates it herself, but then again she‘s an actress so it makes sense. Really enjoying it.

- 1/3 through my new read (tagged book). This classic NonFic is delightful! Set in Corfu, between the wars, it‘s fab so far.

Cinfhen Looks like you had a successful reading week and stayed pretty much on track🙌🏻once again, I need to compliment your cover coordination 😃💕 3y
jillrhudy ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB Great update! 3y
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KarenUK
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#Movember #laislabonita
I love me a story set on an island, whether sunny and idyllic or stormy and bleak! I‘ve included my favorites here, plus my current (tagged) read which is turning out to be completely delightful💕 😍🌴💨🌊

Tamra I was going to mention The Summer Book, but I see you have it. 👍🏾👍🏾 3y
Cinfhen This is SO your jam 💙💙💙 3y
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KarenUK @tamra Thanks for the recommendation... Stacked! 💕📚 3y
KarenUK I have not @Soubhiville , sounds heartbreaking. Stacked 📚💕 3y
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KarenUK
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A quick update on #20booksby2020
@megnews .... So far 12/20.....
Starting the tagged book today.... I have a feeling it‘s going to totally be my jam! 😊🤞💕📚

megnews 👏 👏 👏 (edited) 3y
Samplergal I think you will enjoy it. 3y
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts! 3y
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jillrhudy On what date do we start counting our #20booksby2020 ??? 3y
KarenUK @jillrhudy We all committed to 20 books from our TBR that we wanted to read before the end of the year, I think it was sometime back in August?🤷‍♀️... We each made a collage of these 20, and are posting our progress. Never to late to join in! 😊 3y
jillrhudy @KarenUK I don't know; I think maybe it is! LOL but I did read 14 books in October so maybe I could make it! It's committing to the books that's tricky because then I'll hear about a book on a podcast, or get an unexpected ARC. . . 3y
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KarenUK
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
-Halfway through Brideshead and loving it....
-Think I‘m going to start When God was a Rabbit on audio as my #pop19 favorite re-read.... I always like to change format when I do a reread...🎧
- Next up I think I‘m going to read the tagged book. Another between the wars time period which I adore, this time with a setting of my favorite place in the world, the Greek Islands.... and perfect for #NonFictionNovember 💕😊📚

Cinfhen WOW! Your covers compliment each other so nicely 🤩 (edited) 3y
KarenUK It‘s those swimming pool tones again! 😂💙 @cinfhen 3y
HKGirl Oohh, I read several Gerald Durrell books growing up! It's been so long though, maybe time for a reread. 3y
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teainthelibrary
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Category is: Greece!

Back in England after a gorgeous trip to Croatia, but kind of wishing I was somewhere else 😉

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teainthelibrary
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England is so cold and grey, it‘s hard not to daydream about Spain and Greece and all the other sunny places 😭 PS - has anyone watched The Durrells? It‘s fantastic.

lover.of.the.classics Hey, I love your Litsy name! 4y
teainthelibrary @lover.of.the.classics thank you! although I drink more coffee than tea nowadays 😉 I definitely relate to your username as well! 4y
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KarenUK
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#anglophileapril #sofaraway
The Greek islands are my favorite place in the world, and I‘ve been meaning to read this classic about an eccentric British family in Corfu for forever!
@Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Cinfhen I‘ve seen the trilogy too but I‘ve never picked them up. 4y
Samplergal It was great. You‘ve seen the show ? Very entertaining. 4y
KarenUK @Samplergal not read or seen the show... must get on that! 😊 4y
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Reviewsbylola This one is new to me but it sounds fun! 4y
Mdargusch Sounds so good and then I love the cover so I‘m stacking! 💚 4y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch One of my FAVES. ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
emilyhaldi Stacking this!! 💯 4y
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I love sitting outside in beautiful gardens to read!

Suet624 Wow. Green grass and sunshine. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
ShyBookOwl Jealous! Still so much snow where I live 4y
Aims42 It‘s sunny and looks warm where I live, but only made it to 40 degrees F today 😢 Hoping spring is coming our way soon.... ☀️🌷🤞🏼 4y
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I read this book many moons ago as a prescribed book in highschool. A couple of years ago my dad bought a copy at our church "bazaar" and naturally it ended on the #TBRShelve and now its time finally came...only to find that this copy was in fact also a highschool prescribed copy (not my one though). The entire book has notes and scribbles and explanations in Afrikaans and I absolutely love it and I wonder...why was it not handed back? ?????

C.Perone I may still have one or two books from school 🤫😎 4y
Samplergal I had a copy of To kill a Mockingbird from the school library for two years. My mom “caught” my long loan and made me return it. Sad day that was. That might be an explanation here. Btw, I loved that book. 4y
jinxmoon My school sorted some books out every now and then and you could take them for free. I have old text books and library books. 4y
Birdsong28 Have you seen the T.V series based on this book? 📚📖 4y
RealBooks4ever Going through my mother's books I found Facts of Life and Love for Teenagers. FROM HER HIGH SCHOOL! If she were here I'd sure give her a bad time about not returning it! 😂😂😂 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A story of Gerald Durrell when he was 10 years old, and his family‘s four-year migration from England to Corfu in the 1930s. There he developed his passion for wildlife, local flora and fauna, and animals play an important part in the tale. Still on my #tbr.

#NoFemmeber #wildcreatures

Cinfhen I‘ve seen this memoir/ travelogue before...it sounds really fascinating. And I love the title!!! 4y
Samplergal I loved this. It‘s a great series on BBC( I think) 4y
LeahBergen Oh, I was going to pick this for today‘s prompt, too. One of my favourites! 😍😍 4y
CarolynM I've never read it either, but I have really enjoyed the TV series. 4y
Billypar Must be fun to see a bunch of animals thrown into family dynamics and witness the results ☺️ 4y
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When the Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. It is a delightful account of Durrell‘s family‘s experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home. #family #fallintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4y
LeahBergen I adore this book (and the others in the series). ❤️❤️ 4y
JoScho @LeahBergen I haven‘t read it but it sounds fun! 4y
vkois88 I literally just watched this on PBS 😂😂 I need to read the books! 4y
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I've known who Gerald Durrell was from being a small child - my mother was a fan of his work. And as a Grecophile myself that I haven't read this before is remarkable. It is a treat indeed. The writing is wonderful: evocative, lyrical, dream-like. Gerry's love for the island of Corfu and its wildlife shines like a beacon. It speaks of a rare & magical childhood. The characters and animals are vividly drawn and thoroughly memorable every one. ⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Not my photo but Corfu really is a jewel of an island, one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the privilege of visiting. 4y
Samplergal I would love to go. Actually looked up airfare and some houses. Bucket list. Loved the books of his as well. 4y
Bookwomble One of my favourite books since childhood. It was a set text at school, and I looked forward to English lessons when we were studying it! My first foreign holiday as a teenager was to Corfu because of My Family 😊❤ 4y
LeeRHarry I visited his animal park on Jersey a couple of years ago - it was great, they had an exhibition about his life and family - plus it had a little secondhand book shop! 😊 4y
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readingjedi
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Pretty bad photo of yours truly but this is my life right now. A bit of reading, a lot of bobbing ungracefully in the Aegean.

Good, good times.

margreads Sounds perfect! 4y
Alfoster Bad photo?? Couldn‘t be better!!😍👏👏 4y
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CouronneDhiver That‘s a great photo! 👙🌤🏖 4y
MicrobeMom Wow!! Enjoy! Beautiful! 4y
Mdargusch I love it! 4y
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jdiehr
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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What a charming book detailing the early life of animal-loving Gerald Durrell. I'll say this - he had a very patient mother! She allowed young Gerry to keep any creature that he came home with, often to the dismay of the older children. Many laugh out loud moments. I am going to check out "The Durrells in Corfu" on PBS.
This was my pick for my free Amazon Prime book this month. If you haven't picked yours yet, I suggest this title.

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BiblioLitten
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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I absolutely love this hilarious and heart-warming tale about a nutty family!
A #must-read for all ages.
#AprilBookishMadness @maich

Samplergal It was wonderful. 5y
Cathy12 I have really enjoyed the PBS series based on these books, but haven't read them. Tempting to add them to the TBR pile, but it is so, so long already... 5y
catebutler This was such a great book and the PBS series is just as good! 5y
BiblioLitten @Cathy12 aren't we all already crushed by our mounting TBR files. One more wouldn't hurt😋😊 5y
BiblioLitten @catebutler I haven't watched the series but have heard great things about it. Will get to it soon! 5y
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Libby1
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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I shall miss them.

(From The Bluestocking Review Facebook page.)

LeahBergen 😂😂 5y
CarolynM Don't laugh! My son moved out, we're putting in another library.😀 5y
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