♥ Book Title : My Family and Other Animals
☯ Full Synopsis : "My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV's six part television series The Durrells. 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"Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Corfu Trilogy
☯ Full Synopsis : "The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu in one volume. The tales of a naturalist and his family, who left England for the Greek island of Corfu—where they interacted with fascinating locals of both human and animal varieties—these memoirs have become beloved bestsellers and inspired the delightful series that aired on PBS television. Included in this three-book collection are: My Family and Other Animals: Ten-year-old Gerald Durrell arrives on sun-drenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the island’s fauna—from toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckos—while reveling in the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household. Birds, Beasts and Relatives: Written after a boyhood spent studying zoology, this memoir is part nature guide, part coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir. The Garden of the Gods: In the conclusion of the trilogy, Durrell shares more tales of wild animals and his even wilder family, including his mother, Louisa, and his siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo, in the years before World War II. “[Durrell’s] books have an unfailing charm. . . . It is a tribute to his skill that one never tires of his accounts” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate."Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Zoo Memoirs
☯ Full Synopsis : "The British naturalist and bestselling author of the Corfu Trilogy—the inspiration for the Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu—founds a zoo. In this trio of delightful memoirs, British wildlife preservation pioneer and national bestselling author Gerald Durrell recounts the ups and downs he faces in transforming his lifelong dream of creating a new kind of zoo into a reality. A Zoo in My Luggage: In 1957, Durrell and his wife travel to the British Cameroons in West Africa to begin assembling his menagerie. The greater challenge proves to be in safely transporting their exotic animals back to Britain and finding a home for them. “Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.” —Time The Whispering Land: On an eight-month journey in South America to expand his menagerie, Durrell and his wife travel across windswept Patagonian shores and through tropical forests in the Argentine, encountering fur seals, ocelots, penguins, parrots, pumas, and more. “An amusing writer who transforms this Argentine backcountry into a particularly inviting place.” —San Francisco Chronicle Menagerie Manor: In 1959, on the grounds of an old manor house on the Channel Island of Jersey, Durrell finally opens the Jersey Zoo—now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park. Along with the satisfaction of providing a safe habitat for rare and endangered species come the trials of operating a fledgling zoo, including overdrawn bank accounts and escaped animals. “No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set.” —The Christian Science Monitor"Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Voices Coursebook – 8
☯ Full Synopsis : "Voices, a multi-skill course in English, is an integrated and innovative approach to the teaching and learning of English language skills."Article| Vijaya Subramaniam| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Voices Coursebook – 8
☯ Full Synopsis : "Voices, a multi-skill course in English, is an integrated and innovative approach to the teaching and learning of English language skills.completely revised series, mapped according to CBSE curriculum with graded and age-appropriate NCF-recommended themes, stories that help children to interact with the physical environment"Article| Bhavna Mehrotra | Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Impressions 8, 2/E
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♥ Book Title : Fillets of Plaice
☯ Full Synopsis : "British naturalist Gerald Durrell, author of the Corfu Trilogy, shares more humorous reflections on a life spent among humans and animals. In My Family and Other Animals and its sequels, Gerald Durrell writes of his family’s antics during their time on the Greek island of Corfu. In his later memoirs, he vividly describes his expeditions to other, faraway places. In Fillets of Plaice, he compiles a quintet of hilarious stories that touch on all of the above and more—from his unconventional childhood to his passion for animal conservation as an adult. His adventures range from a rollicking birthday party to a London pet shop to the exotic locale of deepest Africa. Throughout it all, Durrell entertains with his signature charming, witty voice. A compendium of outrageous tales, Fillets of Plaice is perfect for longtime fans of Durrell’s work, and anyone looking for a heartwarming, riotous read. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate."Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Overloaded Ark
☯ Full Synopsis : "In his first and funniest book, Gerald Durrell describes an expedition to the Cameroons before independence."Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Birds, Beasts and Relatives
☯ Full Synopsis : "The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. In this second collection of tales concerning the Durrell family on the island of Corfu, young Gerry continues to be captivated by the fascinating flora and fauna of their adopted home - much to the bemusement and upset of his long suffering siblings and mother. Whether it's lamp fishing by night or roving the countryside with his mentor Theodore, Gerry encounters intoxicated hedgehogs, tarantulas, dung beetles, water spiders and other animals, some of which become the family's very unwanted pets."Article| Gerald Durrell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Skylark Coursebook – 8 VRApp
☯ Full Synopsis : "Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners."Article| Mini Joseph & Hilda Peacock| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gem S Eng. Read. WB 8
☯ Full Synopsis : "The workbooks provide extensive and intensive practice in language skills and grammar. The exercises complement the topics in the coursebooks. Illustrations facilitate understanding of abstract concepts. Also available Teacher s Handbooks and web support at www.ratnasagar.co.in"Article| Francis Fanthome & Dorothy Fanthome| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Durrells of Corfu
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the War. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a world famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals. The book is illustrated with family photos from the Gerald Durrell Archive, many of them reproduced here for the first time."Article| Michael Haag| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The best of Gerald Durrell
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