The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

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Fans of Gerard Durrell's beloved classic My Family and Other Animals (the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece PBS) 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 wife's zoo-building efforts at England's 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 12mm | 163g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143037080
  • 9780143037088
  • 269,525

Table of contents

The Whispering LandA Word in Advance

Part One
The Customs of the Country
The Whispering Land
A Sea of Headwaiters
The Golden Swarm
The Bulbous Beasts

Part Two
The Customs of the Country
A City of Bichos
Vampires and Wine
A Wagon-Load of Bichos
The Customs of the Country

Stop Press
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Review quote

"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
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About Gerald Durrell

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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