My Family and Other Animals: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gerald Durrell
Narrator: Full Cast , Celia Imrie
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Radio Theatre
Publisher: BBC Books
Published In: July 2016
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. "My Family and Other Animals "is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humor and charm, and the book has delighted readers of all ages for 60 years. Ten-year-old Gerry is the youngest member of the Durrell family, which also consists of Mother, pompous eldest son Larry, gun-mad second son Leslie, acne-ridden sister Margo, and Roger the dog. When they arrive in Corfu, Gerry is thrilled to find a paradise of exotic wildlife to be explored. Soon he is embarking on natural history expeditions, swimming in the clear blue sea, and befriending the island's inhabitants.Gerry's relatives are less impressed with his exploits, especially when his burgeoning animal collection sparks chaos at the family's Christmas party . . . With a specially created soundtrack, this vivid adaptation takes the story out of the studio and into the Greek wilderness that enthralled Durrell the young naturalist.

Author Details

Author Details

Durrell, Gerald

Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) was an English zookeeper, conservationist, and author. In addition to founding the Durrell Wildlife Conservation and the Durrell Wildlife Park, he was also an author of many fiction and nonfiction books based on his life as an animal enthusiast. One of his most critically acclaimed works, My Family and Other Animals, tells of his childhood on Corfu and was later made into a television series.