The Drunken Forest

The Drunken Forest

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By (author) Gerald Durrell

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  • Publisher: Macmillan Bello
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 11mm | 304g
  • Publication date: 19 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1447214137
  • ISBN 13: 9781447214137
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 488,741

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THE DRUNKEN FOREST GERALD DURRELL Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all its devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. The Argentine pampas and the little-known Chaco territory of Paraguay provide the setting for The Drunken Forest. With Durrell for interpreter, an orange armadillo or a horned toad, or a crab-eating raccoon suddenly discovers the ability not merely to set you laughing but also to endear itself to you. 'His sympathy with the animal world encourages the Disney in every creature to show itself' Time And Tide

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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 50th Anniversary in 2006, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.