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Book Title: Marrying Off Mother: And Other Stories|
Date of issue: October 13th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781611456059
The author of the book: Gerald Durrell
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.62 MB
Edition: Arcade Publishing
Read full description of the books Marrying Off Mother: And Other Stories:Gerald Durrell a British naturalist. He was always interested in animals, but his passion exploded when his oddball family moved to Corfu. He has been described as a cross between Bill Bryson and Sir David Attenborough (entertaining wisdom vs wildlife educator).
This book has eight stories, of which Gerry has a natural way of telling the stories with almost a poetic form when describing the nature. His words are easy to read and flows with humor, smiles and giggles along the way.
My favorite is the scheme he and his siblings come up with to marry off their mother who is driving them nuts, only to have her turn it around on them! Followed up by Esmeralda the prize truffle hunting pig that is thought to be stolen and held for ransom, but returned and pampered so you would have thought she was Queen of Sheba.
Cannot wait to indulge in his other books!
Read information about the authorGerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925. His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets.
On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry. A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal-collecting expeditions. The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone. He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest. Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist.
In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust.
Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968. Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non-fiction, Gerald Durrell's style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed. Gerald Durrell died in 1995.
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