Book Report: My Family and Other Animals

Book Report: My Family and Other Animals

I have a soft spot in my heart for funny travel books from 50+ years ago. For example: Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. I think I inherited most of these favorites from my grandparents.

One of the best is Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals. It’s the story of a British family moving to Greece in the 1930’s. Hysterical and so well written. Perfect for warming up your winter and reminiscing about childhood summers. I really need to get my hands on his other books.

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  1. Sheila at 8:10 pm

    That is my absolute favorite book. I first read it when I was about 11 years old have and re-read it every couple of years since. It’s incredibly funny, and always makes me wish that it was still that easy to just pack up the family and go live on a Greek island paridise.

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and also wanted to say that I love your what to wear posts. The outfits are always beautiful and I love that you link to all of the items included (and they’re not outrageously $$$).

  2. Jen at 3:19 pm

    my bookclub read this book. there is also a great movie as well. i havent’ seen it yet but my club did. i think it would be up your alley.


    i’m reading the zoo in my luggage now or the title is something like that.

  3. Jessica at 4:30 pm

    I love that book, too! I felt sure that I was alone in that love 🙂
    I have read some of his other books, and they are also delightful– he is a wonderful storyteller.