The Best of Gerald Durrell

The Best of Gerald Durrell

by LeeDurrell (Author)

Synopsis

An irresistible collection of the very best of Gerald Durrell's writings, selected by his widow Lee Durrell. Many people's introduction to Gerald Durrell was 'My Family and Other Animals', the glorious description of his childhood in Corfu, full of sunshine, humour and sheer delight in discovering the natural world and the animals inhabiting it. Durrell spent his life contributing in every way he could to the conservation struggle. By the time he died in 1995 he had written nearly forty books, amusing countless readers and inspiring them to join the conservation fight. Durrell's ability to tell a good story and his acutely perceptive observations of both animals and the human species are unrivalled. This lavishly illustrated collection serves as a glowing testimony to one of the animal world's most famous champions.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 16 Feb 1998

ISBN 10: 0006387640
ISBN 13: 9780006387640

Media Reviews
'Lee Durrell has distilled an intoxicating miniature of a man who, when the history of our times slots into final place, will be judged among the greats.' Mail on Sunday 'Hilarious, serious, provocative, informative and moving.' New Scientist
Author Bio
Lee Durrell is a well-known conservationist in her own right. She was married to, and worked with, Gerald Durrell for many years.