Win a copy of My Family and Other Animals, by 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.

A tv tie-in edition published to coincide with Prime’s new six-part drama The Durrells, premiering Wednesday 26th October, 8.30pm on Prime.

NZ Booklovers has a copy of My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell to giveaway!

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33 comments… add one
  • Nola Hall October 21, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Love to win this, need some new reading.

    • I love this series on Masterpiece and would love to read this book. November 6, 2016, 8:18 am

      I just loveThe Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece. Would love to read your book to find out more. Y’ALL had an exciting life. THANKS for sharing it with us all.

  • Belinda White October 21, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Looks like a fascinating and funny read! Feels like that at our house too lol

  • Jean B October 22, 2016, 9:52 am

    Looks entertaining

  • jose October 22, 2016, 2:32 pm

    would love to read this classic book

  • Garth Johnstone October 23, 2016, 4:27 pm

    I think I remember the TV series from long ago.

  • Kathryn W October 23, 2016, 8:39 pm

    I read this as a child and found it laugh aloud funny. I’ve never forgotten this book from the hundreds/ or more that I have read. Can’t wait to see it as a series.

  • JEAN October 24, 2016, 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book.

  • Simonne Goodall October 24, 2016, 7:26 pm

    This looks really funny

  • Michele Meade October 24, 2016, 7:27 pm

    I really want to see this

  • Sandra October 25, 2016, 4:30 pm

    The adverts for the TV series looks entertaining

  • Daniel S October 25, 2016, 7:42 pm

    My wife would love this

  • John Power October 26, 2016, 4:22 pm

    Sounds a great family tale.

  • soozn October 27, 2016, 12:09 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the first of the series on Prime… and would love to read the book

  • Laurice October 27, 2016, 12:48 pm

    Loving the new series already. It’s great to see the locals played by genuine Greek actors, but who can forget Brian Blessed as Spiro in the original series? I’ll be watching every episode. For those who don’t know, Gerald Durrell was the David Attenborough of the pre-television era. I loved every book.

  • Penny October 27, 2016, 1:54 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of The Durrells, and remember reading a couple of Gerald Durrell books at school, back in the 70s!

  • Mac October 27, 2016, 2:34 pm

    The first episode in the TV Series last night was most enjoyable. Cant wait to read the book where one usually gets so much more.

  • Kristy Yarrow October 27, 2016, 6:31 pm

    This would be a goody!

  • Nic October 27, 2016, 9:47 pm

    I would be thrilled to win this!

  • Lesley clark October 28, 2016, 10:10 pm

    I’m loving the TV programme and want to read the book again to add further depth to it. Read it first many years ago. Loved it then.

  • Jolanda October 29, 2016, 8:27 am

    Would love to win this for my 10 year old daughter who loves this serie!

  • Leslie October 29, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Would love to read !!

  • Beverley Mason October 30, 2016, 2:36 pm

    This sounds a interesting, would like to see it thank you

  • Vicki Olsen October 30, 2016, 3:34 pm

    I enjoyed the first episode – would love to read the book!

  • Jangoy October 30, 2016, 6:21 pm

    My mother who left this earth at the same age I am now (71) simply loved this book which I know would evoke fantastic memories.

  • Annamarie Dobson October 30, 2016, 9:26 pm

    Great give away xx

  • Beth Stewart October 31, 2016, 2:11 pm

    Love the show and would love to read the book.

  • Bluelady October 31, 2016, 6:15 pm

    I won this as a prize at school when yr 9 was called 3rd form. the cover looked dreadful but when I started reading, I loved the book. However I don’t have the original copy anymore and I would love to share it with my son who is now the same age as i was then.

  • Leila October 31, 2016, 11:14 pm

    Watch the first episode this week on TV and I’d luv to read the book

  • Robin November 1, 2016, 7:34 pm

    Great story for summer reading

  • Lesley R. November 2, 2016, 9:25 pm

    Packing up and moving to Corfu sounds like a brilliant idea ;O)

  • Booklover November 3, 2016, 10:59 pm

    Gerald Durrell is my hero

  • s November 5, 2016, 10:58 am

    Just reading these comments makes me want to know more about this 🙂


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