My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Penguin Books Limited
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN: 9780241951460
Category: Corfu Island (Greece)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

'What we all need,' said Larry, 'is sunshine . . . a country where we can grow.' 'Yes, dear, that would be nice,' agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?' 'Very well, dear, if you like,' said Mother unguardedly. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN: 0241982413
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

My Family and Other Animals is the first book in The Corfu Trilogy, the inspiration for ITV'sThe Durrells. The bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book' Sunday Times

Summary of Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals

Summary of Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals
Author: Everest Media
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2022-07-24T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My family was not a very attractive sight that afternoon, as the weather had brought with it the usual selection of ills. For me, it had brought catarrh, which had inflamed the convolutions of my ears and made them bleed delicately but persistently. #2 We sold the house and flew to Greece. We were all travelling light, taking only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. #3 We arrived in Corfu, the largest of the Greek islands. The sea was calm and the sky was blue, and the island was blanketed in mist. We could see the mountains, and the beaches were as white as tusks among the brilliant rocks. #4 We arrived in Split, and had to wait for Mother to get Roger into a cab. He had never been in such a vehicle, and he treated it with suspicion. We had to lift him and hurl him inside.

My Family and Other Saints

My Family and Other Saints
Author: Kirin Narayan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN: 0226568210
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Saints Book Excerpt:

Autobiographies and biographies.

Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell  My Family and Other Animals
Author: Susan Quilliam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1986-01-01
ISBN: 9780140770353
Category: Corfu (Nome)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human and Other Animals

Human and Other Animals
Author: Bob Carter,Nickie Charles
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN: 0230321364
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

This collection examines human-animal relations and the different ways in which they can be understood, exploring animal rights and animal welfare; whether and under what circumstances animals are regarded as social actors with agency; media representations of human-animal relations; and the relation between animals and national identity.

My Family and Other Freaks

My Family and Other Freaks
Author: Carol Midgley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 1780873565
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Freaks Book Excerpt:

Danielle is doomed in love and has the parents from hell. Her mum and dad are embarrassingly scruffy and their car bonnet is a different colour to the rest of the car. Worst of all, they're still in love, which is totally gross considering how ancient they are. Her best friend is a (nice) nerd, her love-rival is an airhead and her dog Simon is in love with an Ugg boot. Despite all this, she hatches a plan - indeed many plans - to win the gorgeous Damien's affections. But when she brings Simon to the park to show him off in front of Damien, a smelly little accident lands Danielle with the nickname 'Dench the Stench'. Could things get any worse? When Simon is accused of biting children in the neighbourhood and her Dad decides to have him taken away, Danielle's life truly begins to unravel. And then her mother announces she's pregnant - again - which gives Danielle's schoolmates even more ammunition with which to make fun of her. Will Damian ever notice her? Can she save Simon? And will Danielle ever live her family down?

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals  by Gerald Durrell
Author: Dawn Tucker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780947041663
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Therapist and Other Animals

My Therapist and Other Animals
Author: Rene Chorley
Publsiher: New Generation Publishing
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1785078232
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Therapist and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

"e;An animal is a prescription without side effects."e; Do you love animals? Do you feel a connection with a furry friend? Do you believe animals offer something that can touch and heal a human heart? My Therapist and Other Animals tells of the healing bond that can be created when animals are participants in our lives. These true stories document the loving connection between humans and those with whom we share a planet. Written by Rene Chorley, an experienced attachment therapist, it illustrates how animals can reach through the pain of abuse, neglect and trauma and reignite the ability to feel safe, cared for and valued. Animals can make a difference in our lives. They are consistent and unconditional in their time, attention and affection, qualities that may be missing in the lives of so many. Each story brings to life a connection - whether it be an exceptional dog offering friendship or a squeaky guinea pig excited for feed time, our importance in their lives feeds our self-worth. These heart-warming stories prove that this connection has the power to overcome all.

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 41
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World

Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World
Author: Anna Lillios
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781575910765
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World Book Excerpt:

Novelist Lawrence Durrell's fondness for his adopted homeland of Greece led him to declare "I'm a Greek," and profoundly influenced his work. Attempting to capture the scope of the Greek world's relationship with Durrell's life and work, Lilios (English, U. of Central Florida) presents 22 papers that approach the topic from a range of perspectives. After a number of reminiscences of Durrell by family and friends, a set of essays are organized by place, examining Durrell's relationship with Corfu, Alexandria, Rhodes, and Cyprus. The remaining essays are grouped according to theme discussing such issues as the influence of myth and other "Greek inspirations" on Durrell's novels, poems, and other work. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Derrida and Other Animals

Derrida and Other Animals
Author: Judith Still
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN: 0748680985
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Derrida and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

Judith Still analyses Derrida's late writings on animals, especially his seminars The Beast and the Sovereign, to explore ethical questions of how humans treat animals and how we treat outsiders, from slaves to terrorists.

The Calder Family and Other Critters

The Calder Family and Other Critters
Author: Sandra Calder Davidson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1628722959
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Calder Family and Other Critters Book Excerpt:

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance piece now preserved at the Whitney Museum. He was a contemporary and friend of Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miró and collaborated with Martha Graham. His wife, Louisa, was a grandniece of Henry and William James, a liberal society girl from Boston who loved to entertain. Both were characters, full of joie de vivre. When they moved their family to Roxbury, Connecticut, they became a mainstay in a community that included Arthur Miller and Saul Steinberg, who would come to their parties. In this unique and beautiful work, Sandra Calder Davidson remembers growing up as the daughter of this larger-than-life pair and celebrates the family—the children and grandchildren—that grew out of their loving home. Sandra has a gift for caricaturing people as animals—her father as a circus lion, Louisa as a nippy fox—and the book is organized around these portraits, accompanied by vivid recollections and anecdotes about the subjects. The “other critters” include, besides Miller and Steinberg, other family friends and whimsical fauna she has encountered, like St. Louis Cardinal fans in full cardinal regalia or a Florida gator at a cocktail party for retirees. Celebrating family and the joyful dance of life, here is a book with the freshness and grace of a Calder mobile.

Notes on Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals

Notes on Gerald Durrell s  My Family and Other Animals
Author: Methuen & Company, Limited
Publsiher: Methuen Publishing
Total Pages: 41
Release: 1972-01-01
ISBN: 9780423461503
Category: Zoologists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Lives with Other Animals

Social Lives with Other Animals
Author: E. Cudworth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 0230302483
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Lives with Other Animals Book Excerpt:

A provocative sociological account of human relations with non-human animals, providing an innovative theorization of the social relations of species in terms of complex systemic relations of domination, looking at ways Other animals are constitutive of human social lives at the dinner table, as livestock and as companions in our homes.

Dining with the Durrells

Dining with the Durrells
Author: David Shimwell,Lee Durrell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1529337542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dining with the Durrells Book Excerpt:

'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes dark, rich and moist, crammed with fruit; brandy snaps brittle as coral and overflowing with honey. Conversation was almost at a standstill; all that could be heard was the gentle tinkle of cups, and the heartfelt sigh of some guest, accepting another slice of cake.' - My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell In Dining with the Durrells, David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell's original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family. From her recipe for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' to 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam', and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Convergences

Convergences
Author: Dr. Nabil M. Abdel-Al
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1524600768
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convergences Book Excerpt:

This anthology is an amalgam of the authors output in the domains of interpretation, translation, and literary scholarship. It is a serious attempt to highlight the cardinal traits common to said fields. This research is a vested trek into the inner workings of the authors profession; interpretation and translation, as well as his standing engagement with literary genres throughout the ages. The books uniqueness resides in treating a diversity of matters interrelated in various ways, although on the surface it appears to make up a queer admixture of dissimilar elementshence the title, Convergences. Interpretation and translation are twin vocations, and between them, convergence is all encompassing. Both transform a message from a source to a target language. Complementary and mutually supportive as they are, yet there is a train of difference in the execution of these two inseparable professions: the method, nature and techniques involved in each. Interpretation is the instantaneous, the simultaneous, in a word the express mode of communication; and translation is the meditative, the slow or the local medium of correspondence. Concomitantly, literature is the crucible for teleologically permeable convergences and incredible divergences. It has a noble ontological message and brings out humanitys hidden treasures, experiences, thoughts, and choices. Literatures lofty missive is grounded in understanding the scenes, events, and characters it depicts excerpts of which feed into discourses to be interpreted and translated. Clients come up with multiple interpretations depending on circumstances and the context in which texts are couched.

Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature

Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature
Author: Rebecca Ann Bach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1317203674
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature Book Excerpt:

This book explores how humans in the Renaissance lived with, attended to, and considered the minds, feelings, and sociality of other creatures. It examines how Renaissance literature and natural history display an unequal creaturely world: all creatures were categorized hierarchically. However, post-Cartesian readings of Shakespeare and other Renaissance literature have misunderstood Renaissance hierarchical creaturely relations, including human relations. Using critical animal studies work and new materialist theory, Bach argues that attending closely to creatures and objects in texts by Shakespeare and other writers exposes this unequal world and the use and abuse of creatures, including people. The book also adds significantly to animal studies by showing how central bird sociality and voices were to Renaissance human culture, with many believing that birds were superior to some humans in song, caregiving, and companionship. Bach shows how Descartes, a central figure in the transition to modern ideas about creatures, lived isolated from humans and other creatures and denied ancient knowledge about other creatures’ minds, especially bird minds. As significantly, Bach shows how and why Descartes’ ideas appealed to human grandiosity. Asking how Renaissance categorizations of creatures differ so much from modern classifications, and why those modern classifications have shaped so much animal studies work, this book offers significant new readings of Shakespeare’s and other Renaissance texts. It will contribute to a range of fields, including Renaissance literature, history, animal studies, new materialism, and the environmental humanities.

Brodie s Notes on Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals

Brodie s Notes on Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals
Author: Kenneth Hardacre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9780330503150
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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