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5.0 out of 5 stars rediscovering Gerald Durrell
I have recently rediscovered the pleasures of reading Gerald Durrell when I came across these reprints from Summersdale publishing. It has been a wonderful experience revisiting these magical true life stories stories and even more poignant in today's climate. A Man ahead of his time.
Published on 4 Feb 2008 by Nicola Evans

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant but unexceptional
Like many of Gerald Durrell's later books this was written with one aim in mind, to raise money and awareness for his conservation zoo in Jersey. Although an enjoyable read, the fact that he was obviously writing the book as a duty does tend to give it a somewhat hurried air. Nonetheless, there are moments of bright, sparkling, description and some amusing anecdotes of...
Published on 7 Nov 2003 by Vache-qui-rit


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rediscovering Gerald Durrell, 4 Feb 2008
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This review is from: Menagerie Manor (Revival) (Paperback)
I have recently rediscovered the pleasures of reading Gerald Durrell when I came across these reprints from Summersdale publishing. It has been a wonderful experience revisiting these magical true life stories stories and even more poignant in today's climate. A Man ahead of his time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant but unexceptional, 7 Nov 2003
Like many of Gerald Durrell's later books this was written with one aim in mind, to raise money and awareness for his conservation zoo in Jersey. Although an enjoyable read, the fact that he was obviously writing the book as a duty does tend to give it a somewhat hurried air. Nonetheless, there are moments of bright, sparkling, description and some amusing anecdotes of the animals in his care.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as "my family" but still a great book, 29 Aug 2008
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Enjoyed this as with all Durrell's writing. Not as good as My Family but still told with his great attention to detail and wit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Durrell, 20 Jan 2013
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A great book about how Durrell set up Jersey Zoo, along with all of the trials and tribulations. All of the animals have unique personalities and Durrell describes them beautifully.
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