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The Drunken Forest (Bello) [Kindle Edition]

Gerald Durrell
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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.

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain’s best-loved naturalists, whose books, including My Family and Other Animals, continue to entertain and amuse generations of children and adults alike. Fifteen of his classic titles have now been republished by Bello.

‘His sympathy with the animal world encourages the Disney in every creature to show itself’ Time And Tide

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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. ‘His sympathy with the animal world encourages the Disney in every creature to show itself’ Time And Tide

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bello (16 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L6D8PQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Drunken Forest 24 Mar 2013
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This was such a great short read - Durrells descriptive style never fails to deliver. What a remarkable character he was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. 26 Jan 2014
By Ebor1
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Written about another era, but with the wonderful love of life that Gerald Durrell brings to all his books, his descriptions of people and places are unmatched.
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