Beasts In My Belfry

Author: Gerald Durrell
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447214099
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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.

Rosy Is My Relative

Author: Gerald Durrell
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144721451X
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Written with Gerald Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in any situation, Rosy is my Relative will delight fans both old and new. At the age of thirty, Adrian Rookwhistle's life hasn't quite turned out the way he'd have hoped. Working an unfulfilling job as a clerk in the city and living under the tyranny of his fearsome landlady, he can't help but think that there is more to life. However, all of this suddenly changes when he receives a curious letter from his dying uncle who has bequeathed him £500 and an elephant by the name of Rosy who has a seemingly unquenchable thirst for liquor. At a loss of what to do with his unexpectedly gargantuan - and rarely sober - inheritance, Adrian sets forth on a journey believing to have the answer to his dilemma; he'll give her away to the circus. Together Adrian and Rosy carve a trail of destruction through the peaceful countryside of southern England, meeting a curious cast of misfits along the way. Drunk or sober, Rosy spreads chaos in her wake, until the full weight of the law finally catches up with her . . .

Impressions 8 2 E

Author: Bhattacharya Supriya
Editor: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131727775
Size: 12,53 MB
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Author: Bradley Trevor Greive
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740726951
Size: 11,34 MB
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Striking photographs and an inspirational narrative highlight species of animals that are threatened by extinction, offering a dramatic call to action to preserve the environment, biodiversity, and the creatures that make Earth their home.

Marrying Off Mother And Other Stories

Author: Gerald Durrell
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447214552
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Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . . Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, part of the inspiration behind the ITV drama The Durrells, we join his family in Corfu, where Gerry joins forces with Larry and Margo in encouraging Mother to consider finding a new husband, only to rue the consequences. Highlights from the other tales in this collection are the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda, a foul-mouthed parrot called Moses, and a compulsive gambler who inspires a miracle. Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new.

World Authors 1950 1970

Author: John Wakeman
Editor: New York : Wilson
ISBN: 9780824204198
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Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.


Author: Ann T. Keene
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195078671
Size: 11,74 MB
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Profiles men and women who have been prominent in the field of natural history. Includes a list of organizations promoting conservation and nature study.

Between Man And Beast True Tales Observations Of The Animal Kingdom

Author: Gilbert Phelps
Editor: Random House Value Pub
ISBN: 9780517690383
Size: 15,50 MB
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A collection of memoirs, tales and facts about the animal world, with recollections by Joy Adamson, Desmond Morris, and others