My Family and Other Animals


Gerald Durrell

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My Family and Other Animals Symbols

The Bootle-Bumtrinket

Gerry receives the Bootle-Bumtrinket, a strangely shaped boat crafted by Leslie, for his birthday. It allows him a sense of freedom and mastery over the aquatic world that had previously been unavailable to…

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The Seaplane

After the family moves to the daffodil-yellow villa, Theodore begins joining the Durrells on Thursdays for tea. This is partially so that he can watch the weekly seaplane land in the bay from their attic…

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