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Sunday, April 27, 2008

This is my ... favourite book

I've been conspicuously absent from posting my 'this is my' - so I'll get right on it this week. And may even catch up on a few of the old ones!

My favourite book would have to be My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell. An English family relocates to Corfu just before WWII. It describes the life of the Durrell Family on the island in a humorous manner, the cultural differences, and also richly discusses the fauna of the island. My copy was an old penguin, orange cover, with a huge dragonfly on the front. I've read and re-read it so many times...

Other contenders would be Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, The Timetravellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Another great sounding book to add to my list!

I'm loving this week's meme so far.

Georgie said...

Time traveller's wife is one of those books I alwsy push off onto others as a "must read". I read "My family..." as a teenager, and I must read it again. I always gte a good laugh from GD.

Taphophile said...

With you on the Durrell and the Atwood. Reading My Family.. that showed me that non-fiction and memoir were worth reading.

Maureen said...

Gosh, I hadn't thought about that GD book for some time. I found it at a used book store and really liked it. It's gone back into the world thru charity book sales so I suspect someone else is enjoying it now. ;-)