My Family and Other Animals - Part I: Conversation Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part I: Conversation Summary and Analysis

Larry has written to his friends inviting them to stay at the small, tightly filled villa. Mrs. Durrell insists the house cannot host anymore than the people already in it. Larry explains there would be room for his guests if his siblings would only sleep on the veranda. Mrs. Durrell responds that the nights are too chilly for them to sleep outdoors and insist Larry tell his friends to stay at a hotel or put them off. Larry tells her it is impossible. Larry cannot stand to be inhospitable and says the only solution is to a bigger house. He explains to his mother that he invited the guests for her, as she needs to socialize. Mrs. Durrell questions how many people Larry has invited. He responds two or three but tells her she should prepare for...

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