My Family and Other Animals

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My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gun-mad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot of natural history to observe. This richly detailed, informative and riotously funny memoir of eccentric family life is a twentieth-century classic.

This edition features an afterword by Peter Olney, former Keeper of Birds at the London Zoo, and a distinguished ornithologist who was awarded the Zoological Society of London's Silver Medal in 2003.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

About Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike.

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David Attenborough

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Books by Gerald Durrell

Fillets of Plaice
Fillets of Plaice
Rosy is My Relative
Rosy is My Relative
Two in the Bush
Two in the Bush
Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
The New Noah
The New Noah
Catch Me a Colobus
Catch Me a Colobus
Menagerie Manor
Menagerie Manor
The Stationary Ark
The Stationary Ark
The Ark's Anniversary
The Ark's Anniversary
Ark on the Move
Ark on the Move
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
Three Singles to Adventure
Three Singles to Adventure
Beasts in My Belfry
Beasts in My Belfry
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
The Drunken Forest
The Drunken Forest

Books in the Series

London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
Little Women
Little Women
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Complete Ghost Stories
Complete Ghost Stories
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
Tales and Poems
Tales and Poems
Walden
Walden
Dubliners
Dubliners
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Irish Ghost Stories
Irish Ghost Stories
Best Fairy Tales
Best Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Way Through the Woods
The Way Through the Woods
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
The Prophet
The Prophet
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Dracula
Dracula
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
The Water-Babies
The Water-Babies
Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Persuasion
Persuasion
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Emma
Emma
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Heidi
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana

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Macmillan Collector’s Library has arrived

Macmillan Collector’s Library has arrived

13 July 2016

By Pan Macmillan

Today we launch Macmillan Collector’s Library a new imprint of beautiful, pocket sized hardcover classic all of which are eminently collectable and make the perfect gifts.

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