My Family and Other Animals - Part II: Chapter 7, The Daffodil-Yellow Villa Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part II: Chapter 7, The Daffodil-Yellow Villa Summary and Analysis

Spiro finds the family a larger villa and organizes the move. Within fours days Gerald and his family is ensconced in the old daffodil-yellow villa, with its acre of overgrown and dying garden. The daffodil-yellow villa does not hold the same charm as the strawberry-pink villa. The mansion is dark and old with deteriorating furniture. Despite the on-site gardener, the acre of land is overgrown and rotting. One must remember that in the first chapter Mrs. Durrell was told by the hotel manager villas with bathrooms are not easy to find on Corfu.

The yellow villa's garden offers an acre of wonderment for Gerald to explore. Gerald has added bird watching to his repertoire. As he identifies and describes a pair of swallow couples he encounters, Gerald compares and contrasts their...

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