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Evidently I was feeling in an avian mood when I read this book, as I followed Patrick Suskind’s with another book featuring pigeons: this time it was by Gerald Durrell. Not deliberate, I swear. Gerald Durrell is one of my favourite authors to turn to when I want to read something entertaining and well-written but [...]
Title: Birds, Beasts and Relatives Author: Gerald Durrell Published: Fontana, 1971, pp. 220 Genre: Autobiographical wildlife fiction Blurb: All Gerald Durrell’s books are extremely enjoyable. My Family and Other Animals is the best, spun from his family’s five-year sojourn, before thewar, when he was in his early teens on Corfu. In Birds, Beasts and Relatives, [...]
A Zoo in My Luggage begins with an account of Durrell’s third trip to the British Cameroons in West Africa, during which he and his wife capture animals to start their own zoo. Returning to England with a few additions to their family—Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye the bush baby, and others—they have nowhere to put [...]