My Family and Other Animals

by

Gerald Durrell

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Jonquil, Durant, and Michael Character Analysis

Jonquil, Durant, and Michael are friends of Larry's and a group of artists that visit at the daffodil-yellow villa. Though they all insist they want to get work done during their stay in Corfu, none of them do: Michael suffers an allergic reaction that leaves him unwell for his entire stay, Jonquil sunbathes the entire time, and Durant is in the process of "recovering his nerve" after a painting fiasco that happened two years ago.
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Jonquil, Durant, and Michael Character Timeline in My Family and Other Animals

The timeline below shows where the character Jonquil, Durant, and Michael appears in My Family and Other Animals. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 8: The Tortoise Hills
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...pursues the local girls and Lugaretzia with abandon. Finally, he leaves and three artists, Jonquil, Durant, and Michael take his place. Jonquil promptly informs Mother that she's come to work, not... (full context)
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Poor Michael wants to paint the island, but it turns out he suffers from asthma and a... (full context)