Books: On Levantine Shores

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS (273 pp.)—Gerald Durrell—Viking ($3.95).

THE TOWERS OF TREBIZOND (277 pp.)—Rose Macaulay—Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($3.75).

When an irresistible force called a tourist meets an immovable object called a country, the result is sometimes a travel book. The tourists who consistently write the best travel books are those literate and indefatigable nomads, the British. Two lively new British travelogues, one thinly disguised as a novel, cover such comparatively avant-garde areas of modern tourism as Turkey and the isles of Greece.

Hellion in Paradise. Zoologist Gerald Durrell was ten years old in...

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