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The Whispering Land by Gerald Durrell
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Jul 16, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

Eight years and seven books following his literary debut with the Overloaded Ark, Gerald Durrell describes his first collecting trip to South America. And it's another gem, with clear evidence of his maturing writing skill, and numerous glorious anecdotes illustrating his love of nature and food, his eye for detail, and his delightful humour. Good to see he has given up the practice of handing out cigarettes left, right and centre, and his gift for capturing character is less paternalistic than in the past. Yet for some reason I still prefer his books on Africa and Corfu. Wonder why....?

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Yvonne I remember reading aloud, "My Family & Other Animals" with the kids during school holidays. I can still hear the laughter...

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