You’ll almost wish that you had a Rosy in your family too”—from the author of the Corfu Trilogy Kirkus Reviews. Author gerald durrell promises that despite being embellished here and there, “nearly all the adventures in this book really happened. Ultimately, this tale of a pachyderm with a penchant for pandemonium guarantees pure entertainment.
Convinced that a circus will take the troublesome tusker off his hands, Adrian leads Rosy on a trek to the coast, setting in motion an uproarious adventure of mammoth proportions. When his uncle passes away unexpectedly, young Adrian Rookwhistle’s inheritance turns his humdrum life upside down. An ‘almost true’ tale” of a man’s adventures inheriting an elephant, so “lovingly embellished.
. . Instead of a manor house, adrian has been bequeathed Rosy, an elephant whose predilection for fine spirits leads to high jinks far beyond the means of a shy English gentleman. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
The Dogma of Rufus: A Canine Guide to Eating, Sleeping, Digging, Slobbering, Scratching, and Surviving with Humans
Anyway, to survive in this world filled with brown-clad fools delivering packages and leashes, you need my guide to show you what’s what in this dog-eat-dog world of ours. Puppies like you need my—wait, somebody just walked in with a hamburger. Like dog beds; your human might try to force you to sleep in one of these, but with my sly techniques I can show you how to weasel your way into their clean, fresh-smelling king-sized bed, or even stretch yourself out and have it all to yourself.
. Ok, back now. Gotta check this out. Those imbeciles might think they are your owner, where, but you’ll show them who really owns who armed with knowledge on these subjects: - Advanced barking—how loud and annoying can you go? - Cars—catch your Moby Dick - Licking—what, as they are not very smart, and why - Biting—ask questions later - Welcoming guests—try not to hyperventilate - And much more! Communicating with humans can be difficult, but they give you things and throw you balls, when, so you might as well try to amuse them.
These new human-folk are trying to “teach” you things, like sitting or not ripping apart their fun-looking shoes, and you might start to think you should try to “obey. But i know better; i’ve been around the block and peed on most parts of it. So, you’ve been ripped out from your mother’s paws and taken in by a strange family of humans that has kids who insist on flapping your floppy ears and dressing you up like a ladybug.
The Bafut Beagles
Travel to the wilds of cameroon with the conservationist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu on public television. . There, he meets the nero-like local ruler, a frog with a mysterious coat of hair, booming squirrels, keeping, including flying mice, who likes a man who can hold his liquor—will Durrell be able to get on his good side? In this unique memoir, the Fon of Bafut, set off on a journey with the famed British naturalist’s group of hunters and his pack of motley hunting dogs as they encounter an array of exotic creatures, and teacup-size monkeys; and witness the joys and problems of collecting, and transporting wild animals from Africa to England.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. In 1949, gerald durrell embarks with fellow zoologist Kenneth Smith on an expedition to collect rare animals in the British Cameroons in West Central Africa.
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
Including both fiction and nonfiction, The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium reveals the wide-ranging talents of the famed naturalist and memoirist. Uproarious antics fill this genre-crossing collection of six stories from the beloved British naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
. The eccentric durrell family sets off on an ill-fated excursion in “The Picnic” and embarks on a Greek cruise in “The Maiden Voyage. Next, things take a turn for the diabolical when a solo Durrell runs into a former flame in “The Public School Education”—and then finds trouble of a different sort in “The Havoc of Havelock.
Finally, the typically jocular durrell unexpectedly shifts to the macabre with the surprise cuisine of “The Michelin Man” and the spine-tingling horror of “The Entrance. With his knack for describing his often outlandish, always entertaining adventures, Gerald Durrell serves up an engrossing blend of genres in this intriguing collection of stories.
Fillets of Plaice
His adventures range from a rollicking birthday party to a London pet shop to the exotic locale of deepest Africa. In my family and other animals and its sequels, Gerald Durrell writes of his family’s antics during their time on the Greek island of Corfu. Throughout it all, Durrell entertains with his signature charming, witty voice.
. In fillets of plaice, he compiles a quintet of hilarious stories that touch on all of the above and more—from his unconventional childhood to his passion for animal conservation as an adult. A compendium of outrageous tales, and anyone looking for a heartwarming, Fillets of Plaice is perfect for longtime fans of Durrell’s work, riotous read.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. In his later memoirs, he vividly describes his expeditions to other, faraway places. The celebrated naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy, shares more humorous reflections on a life spent among humans and animals.
The Whispering Land The Zoo Memoirs Book 2
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. Filled with adventure, exploration, and the spirit of conservation, The Whispering Land is a memoir that animal lovers of all ages will enjoy. Naturalist gerald durrell recalls his expedition to South America to find exotic animals in this follow-up to A Zoo in My Luggage.
After bringing multiple species of african animals back to the Channel Island of Jersey to populate their new zoo, British naturalist Gerald Durrell and his wife followed their passion for wildlife preservation on a journey to South America. With a team of helpers, they spent eight months on safari searching for exotic specimens.
. Through windswept patagonian shores and tropical forests in the Argentine, fur seals to parrots to pumas, from ocelots to penguins, the author who inspired the public television drama The Durrells in Corfu captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor.
Three Singles to Adventure
This remarkable memoir will take you into a wild place in another time, accompanied by the highly entertaining naturalist whose writings inspired popular Masterpiece series The Durrells in Corfu. On his journey, durrell experienced all kinds of adventures: some amusing, some thrilling, and some extremely irritating.
. In 1950, gerald durrell set off for british guiana now Guyana to collect native wildlife and bring it back to his Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. He traveled up the essequibo River into the lush tropical forests and trekked across a landscape teeming with life and color.
He even met an ill-tempered anaconda and an overly affectionate bird. He encountered the sakiwinki monkey and the sloth with curiously green fur, heard the horrifying sounds of rampaging piranhas, and learned how to lasso a galloping anteater. Journey to south america on a search for endangered species with the author of My Family and Other Animals.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons: A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique Island
Enter Gerald Durrell. The green and mountainous island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean was once the home of the ill-fated dodo. . The island saw many other animals vanish from its soil, and by the 1970s, numerous species were close to being eliminated. Travel to mauritius on a quest to save endangered species with the British naturalist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. Golden bats and pink pigeons is a delightful and inspiring adventure by the author of My Family and Other Animals, among other much-loved memoirs. But rounding up a collection to take back with him to his animal sanctuary in the English Channel won’t be easy: There are many dangers awaiting him.
Durrell sets out on a search for bats and pink pigeons, climbing near-vertical rock faces to find Telfair’s skinks and Gunther’s geckos, and swimming about coral reefs with multicolored marine life.
The Aye-Aye and I
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. First-rate entertainment”: the author of the Corfu Trilogy recounts his expedition to Madagascar and search for the elusive, endangered aye-aye Publishers Weekly. It was there that they hoped to record and capture the endangered aye-aye, the world’s largest nocturnal primate.
In this passionate memoir, vibrant voice shines as he describes the magical landscape of Madagascar, Durrell’s funny, the exotic animals that inhabit it, and the challenges of his expedition to preserve an important part of our ever-changing world. . In 1990, gerald durrell; his wife, lee; and a television crew embarked on a rescue mission to one of the most interesting places in the world: the island of Madagascar.
Recognizable by its big eyes and long fingers, the strange, rare aye-aye was an animal of incredible fascination for Durrell, one he felt compelled to conserve as its habitat was taken away by deforestation.
A Zoo in My Luggage The Zoo Memoirs Book 1
After a decade of supplying creatures for other people’s zoos, birds, where they collected numerous mammals, in 1957 Gerald Durrell and his wife set off on an adventurous journey to the Cameroons in West Africa, and reptiles. A british naturalist and his wife acquire a menagerie of animals and set up their own zoo in this delightful memoir by the author of the Corfu Trilogy.
For many years I had wanted to start a zoo. Told with wit and a zest for all things furry and feathered, Durrell’s A Zoo in My Luggage is a brilliant account of how a pioneer of wildlife preservation came to found a new type of zoo. Any reasonable person smitten with an ambition of this sort would have secured the zoo first and obtained the animals afterwards.
Not only did they have to get them safely home, they also had to find somewhere able and—more importantly—willing to house them. . . . But throughout my life I have rarely if ever achieved what I wanted by tackling it in a logical fashion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
The wild nature of the animals created quite a bit of chaos, but the Durrells’ problems really began when they attempted to return to Britain with their exotic new friends.
The Ark's Anniversary
But the young naturalist’s passion wasn’t about to fade away any time soon. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. The conservationist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu recounts the early years of the Durrell Wildlife Park.
She told him it was a lovely idea and promptly forgot all about it. Written for the durrell wildlife park’s twenty-fifth anniversary, The Ark’s Anniversary is the unconventional story of how one man’s dream was transformed into the esteemed organization known today as the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, dedicated to saving endangered species from extinction.
. At the age of six, gerald Durrell confidently told his mother he would one day have his own zoo. The ark’s anniversary is a delightful journey and a celebration of success for anyone who loves the natural world. But that didn’t stop people from coming to see him and his menagerie of rare and exotic animals, including celebrities like Richard Adams, David Niven who presided over the wedding of two apes, Princess Grace, and Princess Anne who wrote the foreword to this book.
In the beginning, everyone thought Durrell was crazy to place a zoo on the island of Jersey in the English Channel.