Marrying Off MotherMarrying Off Mother



"These stories are full of romps, archness, and old-fashioned silliness."—Boston Globe. A world-famous conservationist and humorist, Gerald Durrell shares eight irresistible stories that beg to be retold over and over again.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Arcade

ISBN: 161145865X

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“All of these stories are true,” states Gerald Durrell in the preface to this newest collection of his fiction, but he quickly amends, “To be strictly accurate, some are true, some have a kernel of truth and a shell of embroidery.” Ranging from the equator to the southern coast of England, Marrying off Mother and Other Stories covers a wonderfully eccentric cast of characters. Durrell returns to his Corfu childhood and reintroduces the members of the Durrell clan familiar from My Family and Other Animals. He also shares his picnic with a fragrant sow and prize truffler named Esmeralda in the Perigord; charms an aging belle in Memphis; stays with an alcoholic hangman in Paraguay; delivers a pornographic parrot to a clergyman in London; and dines with a gambling nun in Monte Carlo. A world-famous conservationist and humorist, Gerald Durrell shares eight irresistible stories that beg to be retold over and over again. As you’ll see in Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories, Durrell’s wit is on-point and as said in the San Francisco Chronicle, “The old Durrell charm is still there.” Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Marrying Off Mother and Other StoriesMarrying Off Mother and Other Stories



'I mean, if Spiro goes and puts cement round the legs of every man she looks at, he'll be a mass murderer, like Rasputin the Ripper, and we'll never get Mother married off.' 'Yes, Spiro, just keep an eye out, will you?

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214557

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Page: 192

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Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . . Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, part of the inspiration behind the ITV drama The Durrells, we join his family in Corfu, where Gerry joins forces with Larry and Margo in encouraging Mother to consider finding a new husband, only to rue the consequences. Highlights from the other tales in this collection are the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda, a foul-mouthed parrot called Moses, and a compulsive gambler who inspires a miracle. Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new.

ConvergencesConvergences



Along with his other siblings, Gerald managed to play his steel-willed mother very well in Marrying off Mother and Other Stories. Humor in Marrying off Mother and Other Stories defies translation into other languages and stands as a ...

Author: Dr. Nabil M. Abdel-Al

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524600761

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Page: 536

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This anthology is an amalgam of the authors output in the domains of interpretation, translation, and literary scholarship. It is a serious attempt to highlight the cardinal traits common to said fields. This research is a vested trek into the inner workings of the authors profession; interpretation and translation, as well as his standing engagement with literary genres throughout the ages. The books uniqueness resides in treating a diversity of matters interrelated in various ways, although on the surface it appears to make up a queer admixture of dissimilar elementshence the title, Convergences. Interpretation and translation are twin vocations, and between them, convergence is all encompassing. Both transform a message from a source to a target language. Complementary and mutually supportive as they are, yet there is a train of difference in the execution of these two inseparable professions: the method, nature and techniques involved in each. Interpretation is the instantaneous, the simultaneous, in a word the express mode of communication; and translation is the meditative, the slow or the local medium of correspondence. Concomitantly, literature is the crucible for teleologically permeable convergences and incredible divergences. It has a noble ontological message and brings out humanitys hidden treasures, experiences, thoughts, and choices. Literatures lofty missive is grounded in understanding the scenes, events, and characters it depicts excerpts of which feed into discourses to be interpreted and translated. Clients come up with multiple interpretations depending on circumstances and the context in which texts are couched.

Dining with the DurrellsDining with the Durrells



Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell David Shimwell, Lee Durrell ... of breakfast in the Durrell household in the eponymous tale in Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories (1991), at a table set, as ever, ...

Author: David Shimwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529337549

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Page: 272

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'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes dark, rich and moist, crammed with fruit; brandy snaps brittle as coral and overflowing with honey. Conversation was almost at a standstill; all that could be heard was the gentle tinkle of cups, and the heartfelt sigh of some guest, accepting another slice of cake.' - My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell In Dining with the Durrells, David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell's original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family. From her recipe for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' to 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam', and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Rosy is My RelativeRosy is My Relative



MARRYING. OFF. MOTHER. AND OTHER STORIES ... Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new. ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PAN HERITAGE CLASSIC BEASTS IN MY ...

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214519

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Page: 232

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Written with Gerald Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in any situation, Rosy is my Relative will delight fans both old and new. At the age of thirty, Adrian Rookwhistle's life hasn't quite turned out the way he'd have hoped. Working an unfulfilling job as a clerk in the city and living under the tyranny of his fearsome landlady, he can't help but think that there is more to life. However, all of this suddenly changes when he receives a curious letter from his dying uncle who has bequeathed him £500 and an elephant by the name of Rosy who has a seemingly unquenchable thirst for liquor. At a loss of what to do with his unexpectedly gargantuan - and rarely sober - inheritance, Adrian sets forth on a journey believing to have the answer to his dilemma; he'll give her away to the circus. Together Adrian and Rosy carve a trail of destruction through the peaceful countryside of southern England, meeting a curious cast of misfits along the way. Drunk or sober, Rosy spreads chaos in her wake, until the full weight of the law finally catches up with her . . .

The Durrells of CorfuThe Durrells of Corfu



My Family and Other Animals, 1956; Birds, Beasts and Relatives, 1969; The Garden of the Gods, 1978. (Published in one volume as The Corfu Trilogy, 2006). Fillets of Plaice, 1971. Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories, 1991.

Author: Michael Haag

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782833307

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Page: 211

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The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the War. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a world famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals. The book is illustrated with family photos from the Gerald Durrell Archive, many of them reproduced here for the first time.

The Sage Handbook of Personality and Individual DifferencesThe Sage Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences



Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Durrell, G. (1992). Marrying off mother and other stories. New York, NY: Arcade. Ekman, P., Sorenson, E. R., & Friesen, W. V. (1969). Pan-cultural elements in facial displays of emotions.

Author: Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455673

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Page: 1840

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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Difference is the broadest and most comprehensive overview of the field to date. With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students. Its three volumes cover all of the central concepts, domains and debates of this globally-expanding discipline, including the core theoretical perspectives, research strategies, as well as the origins, applications, and measurement of personality and individual difference.

Two in the BushTwo in the Bush



... Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium The Bafut Beagles Marrying off Mother and Other Stories The AyeAye And I Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move Encounters with Animals The Stationary Ark Two in the Bush Two in the Bush is a.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214533

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Page: 208

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Two in the Bush is a record of the six-month journey which took Gerald Durrell, his wife Jacquie, and two cameramen through New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. The object was, first, to see what was being done about the conservation of wild life in these countries, and, secondly, to make a series of television films for the BBC. They were introduced to many rare and remarkable animals – Royal Albatrosses, Tuataras, Duck-Billed Platypuses, Flying Lizards and Long-Nosed Bandicoots, as well as to some equally unusual humans. Anyone who has read The Overloaded Ark, The Bafut Beagles or The Whispering Land will have enjoyed Gerald Durrell’s enthusiastic adventuring and his delight in the absurdity of the situations in which he finds himself. His observation of animal – and human – behaviour is always informative and often hilarious. ‘Delightfully readable and often very funny.’ Daily Mail ‘An account of Gerald Durrell’s tour of New Zealand, Australia and Malaya in search of rarities . . . Easy to read, difficult to put down, with many vivid sidelights on the human side of the expedition. This absorbing narrative reveals the ardours, ironies and disappointments, the organizational miracles and the hilarious human mishaps . . .’ Maurice Wiggin, Sunday Times ‘Mr Durrell has the knack of writing about animals and their antics with tremendous affection and enthusiasm, but without sentimentality.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Will delight his fans and armchair naturalists everywhere.’ Evening Standard

Golden Bats and Pink PigeonsGolden Bats and Pink Pigeons



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214168

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Mauritius, the green and mountainous island in the Indian Ocean, was once the home of the ill-fated dodo, and by the 1970s it still had many unique but seriously endangered species. To rescue some of these creatures from extinction, Gerald Durrell spent uncomfortable nights in the jungle looking for bats and pink pigeons, and climbed near-vertical rock faces to find Telfair's skinks and Gunther's geckos, spending his spare time exploring the enchanted worlds of the coral reefs with their varied multicoloured marine life. By the end of his trip, he had an extraordinary collection of animals to take to his Jersey sanctuary from where the progeny could, in time, be restored to Mauritius.

Less Translated LanguagesLess Translated Languages



( Marrying off Mother and Other Stories ] Durrell , Lawrence ( 1984 ) . Clea ( A Tot Vent , 206 ) . Barcelona : Proa . Eliot , George ( 1995 ) . Middlemarch ( Clàssica , 160 ) . Barcelona : Columna . Faulkner , William ( 1984 ) .

Author: Albert Branchadell

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027216649

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Page: 414

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This is the first collection of articles devoted entirely to less translated languages, a term that brings together well-known, widely used languages such as Arabic or Chinese, and long-neglected minority languages — with power as the key word at play. It starts with some views on English, the dominant language in Translation as elsewhere, considers the role of translation for minority languages — both a source of inequality and a means to overcome it —, takes a look at translation from less translated major languages and cultures, and ends up with a closer look at translation into Catalan, a paradigmatic case of less translated language, in a final section that includes a vindication of six prominent Catalan translators. Combining sound theoretical insight and accurate analysis of relevant case studies, the contributors to this collection make a convincing case for a more thorough examination of less translated languages within the field of Translation Studies.

The Picnic and Suchlike PandemoniumThe Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214182

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Page: 180

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If you loved My Family and Other Animals and can’t get enough of the Durrells after the Corfu series, this is the book for you. It constitutes a series of anecdotal snippets and short stories including ‘The Picnic’, a laugh-out-loud account of an ill-fated Durrell family excursion, which should have been a relaxing, jolly affair. But with the Durrells things are seldom straightforward and on this occasion all that could go wrong did go wrong - except Gerald Durrell's sense of humour in recounting the tale. Other hilarious and surreal Roald Dahlesque stories ensue, including the critically acclaimed Gothic horror story ‘The Entrance’.

Menagerie ManorMenagerie Manor



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214205

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Page: 158

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Most children at the tender age of six or so are generally full of the most impractical schemes for becoming policemen, firemen or engine drivers when they grow up . . . I knew exactly what I was going to do: I was going to have my own zoo. Menagerie Manor is the hugely entertaining account of how the much-loved conservationist and author Gerald Durrell fulfilled his lifelong ambition by founding his own private sanctuary for endangered species in Jersey with the help of an enduring wife, a selfless staff and a reluctant bank manager. With a foreword by Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, this book about the trials and wonders of living in the middle of a zoo is a classic that will continue to bring pleasure to those who grew up reading Durrell, and deserves a whole new readership.

The Stationary ArkThe Stationary Ark



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214229

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Page: 142

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‘What we tried to do in Jersey is create a new sort of zoo. I think we have succeeded.’ In this important book Gerald Durrell describes his battles to create his vision of a new sort of zoo at Jersey with descriptions of his successes and failures with a liberal sprinkling of zoo animal tales on the way. Much of Gerald Durrell's long-standing basic captive breeding and conservation vision, which may, in a new century, seem almost obvious, is set out here along with prophecies - just one almost throwaway instance: ‘In our next step, we plan to form the Trust into a kind of mini-university of wildlife husbandry and breeding’.

The New NoahThe New Noah



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214571

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Page: 152

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If you want to know how to capture, and then make friends with an ant-eater, an electric eel, or a porcupine or a boa-constrictor, this is your book. When Gerald Durrell goes wild-animal hunting he takes interest and affection along with his nets and traps. And his captives enjoy luxury treatment as he discovers how to feed and train them and prepare them for display in the zoos to which they are destined. This is a fascinating book, for the reader is let into many secrets of the animal hunter’s trade, as well as being introduced to a variety of charming and curious animals such as capybaras, hoatzins, and tucotucos, not to mention a tame curassow called Cuthbert.

Catch Me a ColobusCatch Me a Colobus



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214120

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Page: 188

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A pot-pourri of humorous animal anecdotes concocted by the famous wildlife lover, leading conservationist and award-winning author, Gerald Durrell. Hectic, hilarious days at his Jersey zoo and forays to various corners of the earth to rescue animal species in danger of extinction provide a series of wonderful stories that are wry, witty and wonderful. Apes get loose, tigers get pregnant and women fall by the droves for a handsome zoo keeper. Endearingly funny, occasionally outrageous, Catch me a Colobos is classic Gerald Durrell.

A Day in the Death of Dorothea CassidyA Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy



... ROBERT BARNARD MARRYING OFF MOTHER AND OTHER STORIES GERALD DURRELL THE ENCHANTED PLACES CHRISTOPHE : MILNE MURDER IN ADVENT DAVID WILLIAMS DR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK A CRONIN PRAISE FOR ANN CLEEVES 'Cleeves is quietly carving out a.

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447250302

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Page: 200

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A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy is the third novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. For Dorothea Cassidy Thursdays were special. Every week she would look forward to the one day she could call her own, and would plan to visit people she wanted to see as a welcome respite from the routine duties that being a vicar's wife entailed. But one Thursday in June was to be more special than any other. It was the day that Dorothea Cassidy was strangled. As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea's last hours. He soon discovers that she had taken on a number of deserving cases – a sick and lonely old woman, a disturbed adolescent, a compulsive gambler, a single mother with a violent boyfriend and a child in care – and even her close family have their secrets to hide. All these people are haunted, in one way or another, by Dorothea's goodness. But which of them could have possibly wanted her dead? It is not until a second body is discovered that Ramsay starts to understand how Dorothea lived – and why she died. With the carnival festivities in full swing and dusk falling in Otterbridge, Ramsay's murder investigation reaches its chilling climax . . .

The Drunken ForestThe Drunken Forest



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214144

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Page: 188

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Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all its devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. The Argentine pampas and the little-known Chaco territory of Paraguay provide the setting for The Drunken Forest. With Durrell for interpreter, an orange armadillo or a horned toad, or a crab-eating raccoon suddenly discovers the ability not merely to set you laughing but also to endear itself to you.

Fillets of PlaiceFillets of Plaice



... Bats and Pink Pigeons Menagerie Manor The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories Fillets of Plaice Ark on the Move The Stationary Ark Bello hidden talent rediscovered Bello is a digitalonly imprint of.

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214496

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Page: 192

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Fillets of Plaice combines Gerald Durrell's love for animals in all their forms with the humorous anecdotes about his family for which he is so well known from My Family and Other Animals and its sequels. Larry, Margot, Leslie and Mother are all present and correct, but so too are spiders, lizards and water fleas.