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Beasts In My Bed

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mrs. Durrell begins at the moment when she first set eyes on her future husband, Gerald . . . Her meetings with the othr members of his family, their efforts at home-making and their journeys together in search of animals for the zoo reveal a writer of wit, massive understatement and a most attractive style (jacket blurb). Footnotes by Gerald Durrell.
Paperback, Eighth impression, 191 pages
Published May 1974 by Fontana Books (first published 1967)
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Rebecca Foster
(3.5) Jacquie writes almost as well as Gerald, and in a similar style: wry and witty, with good recreated dialogue and charming descriptions of animal antics. This memoir chronicles their early married days with Mother and Margo in Bournemouth, collecting trips to Paraguay, Cameron, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, and the early stages of setting up the Jersey Zoo. There’s a funny section about dancing with the Fon of Bafut (a recurring figure in Durrell’s work), and plenty of grumbling abo ...more
Jan 29, 2012 Zechariah rated it it was amazing
n all time favourite. We dont enough stars to rate this bk.
Oct 09, 2016 Lizzy rated it liked it
big chunk of the middle was almost exactly the same as 'a zoo in my luggage'. Started out brilliant but seemed to tail off a bit as Jacquie seemed to get more fed up, bless her.
May 15, 2013 Nhk rated it really liked it
The Durrells felt like the doting parents to these animals. The relation between Gerald Durrell and the various animals constantly reminded me of Ruskin Bond's characters-the animals and the humans, and of a very balanced, healthy coexistence between them.
Mar 25, 2014 Sandy rated it liked it
Enjoyed as a different view of Durrell's collecting trips, though he is the better writer. Somewhat saddened by knowing that the marriage will end.
Jan 29, 2012 Eleanor rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, nature
A different perspective on the loveable yet impossible to live with Gerald Durrell. I enjoyed this book immensely.
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The wife's perspective. Very funny; and hilarious footnotes from Gerry.
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