Weekly Roundup: The Gerald Durrell Edition

February 6th, 2011 | Shonali Burke | 6 Comments

I don’t know if you’ve read My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell; almost everyone I’ve asked in the States hasn’t.

It’s a crying shame if you haven’t; I read it years and years and years (ok, I’ll stop now) ago, and it’s one of the most-beloved books in my collection.

What a cast of characters.

The genius writer brother; the gun-crazy brother; the beauty- and romance-obsessed sister; the fiercely protective Greek Man Friday; and the food-obsessed and long-suffering mother (or Mother, as she’s referred to).

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