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The Drunken Forest Paperback – Feb 1971


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New impression edition (Feb 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140013148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140013146
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.2 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Diana on 10 Jun 2013
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All Gerald Durrell's books are, for me, addictive reading. They're also very interesting and informative and should be especially interesting to conservation-minded folk.
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Upto his high standards. AS with all his books this has an honesty and delight that is hard to find .
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By snb on 17 Nov 2014
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Condition as described and quickly delivered
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LOL 31 Jan 2003
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This book is a delightful true account of a naturalist's trip to South America in 1954. He is collecting animals for British zoos and in many cases he seems to be making some of the first discoveries of the intimate lives of his charges (what they eat, how best to house them, their temperaments, etc.). In the course their 6 month adventure, Gerald and his wife, Jacquie, must deal with numerous non-animal problems, such a revolution in Argentina, a crazed carpenter cage builder, and the eccentric habits of their temporary housekeeper, who also happens to be the local madam. Durrell's descriptions of the animals and the countryside are alternately beautiful and hilarious. This is a book to read aloud. It really is wonderful. :-)
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Durrell tells about a hilarious animal-collecting trip. 29 Oct 1999
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This is one of Gerald Durrell's best and funniest books. WHY is it out of print?!!
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This book is just perfect 4 Mar 1999
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I've read this book 3 times and I'm going to re-read it again. It's just perfect.
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A Man Like No Other 20 Mar 2013
By Rob Stauffer - Published on Amazon.com
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Gerald Durrell led a truly remarkable life. Fortunately for us, he also lived a very well documented life. Start with "My Family and Other Animals", just to get a good understanding of how this amazing (and very humorous!) mind developed. After that, you can jump into any of his other books.

The Drunken Forest takes us on one of Durrell's many excursions into animal collecting and study. What makes it so delightful is that, not only will you learn a great deal, but you'll laugh while learning it. Durrell had a way of writing about animals, and people that was beautifully witty, yet very respectful at the same time.

One word of warning: Once you've had a taste of Durrell you will be hooked!
Durell keeps doing it! 10 Feb 2014
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The combination of humor and vivid descriptions of the animals and their habitat provide engaging reading. Durrell also manages to find unusual people and situations on his quest to identify and capture animals around the world.
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