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Beasts in My Belfry By Gerald Durrell

Beasts in My Belfry
by Gerald Durrell

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Classic animal adventures from the author of My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell, one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists.
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Beasts in My Belfry Summary


Beasts in My Belfry by Gerald Durrell

Written with Gerald Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in any situation, Beasts in my Belfry will delight fans both old and new.

At the age of two I made up my mind quite firmly and unequivocally that the only thing I wanted to do was study animals. Nothing else interested me.

Beasts in My Belfry is a charming account of Gerald Durrell's first job in 1945 as a student keeper at Whipsnade Zoo. Over a year, we encounter a typically absurd cast - including Albert the lion, who's a dab hand at ventriloquism, and Teddy the brown bear, with whom the young Durrell sings duets. With notebook and pen in hand, the eager young Durrell observes his co-workers and animal charges alike. Whether getting dirty mucking out the buffalo enclosure or attempting to cajole a jitter-bugging gnu into a transportation crate, life at the zoo is certainly never boring.

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Beasts in My Belfry Reviews


A hilarious record that no Durrell fan will want to miss * Sunday Telegraph *
A loving chronicle of jitter-bugging gnus, singing duets with a bear, stealing eggs to feed the Arctic foxes, practising tiger sniffs . . . Highly entertaining and informative * The Times *
Durrell manages to convey not only that he loves animals, but that he enjoys life too - and wants you to enjoy it with him * Daily Mirror *

About Gerald Durrell


Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David Attenborough

Additional information

GOR008260101
Beasts in My Belfry by Gerald Durrell
Gerald Durrell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2017-01-10
192
1509815368
9781509815364
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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