Title: My Family and Other Animals 50th Aniversary Edition.
Author: Gerald Durrell.
Year of Publication: 2006 (UK).
Publisher: Puffin (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Age Range: All ages.
This is a book about the author’s life growing up in Corfu in the 1930’s, and pays a lot of attention to the animals on the island as well as his family life. I first heard parts of this story as an audiobook, which made me want to read the entire story. It is beautifully told and well written, and really makes you believe you are part of his family living there with him. It is the first part of a trilogy called Corfu.There was even a movie made in 2005, though I’ve not seen it yet.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Junior.