The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

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By (author) Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Illustrated by Ralph Thompson

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 235 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 201mm x 15mm | 23g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143037080
  • ISBN 13: 9780143037088
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 172,320

Product description

Fans of Gerard Durrellas beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land. The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wifeas zoo-building efforts at Englandas Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight- month safari in Argentina to look for South American specimens. Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor. BACKCOVER: aAnyone who has ever read a book by Gerald Durrell will welcome another with whoops of joy.a aChicago Sunday Tribune aAnimals come close to being Durrellas best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.a aTime aNo one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set.a aThe Christian Science Monitor

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Author information

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).

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"Animals come close to being Durrell's best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor." --Time "No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set." --The Christian Science Monitor