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The Touch of Durrell: A Passion for Animals

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Book Guild Publishing (first published 2009)
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Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

At first I was a little confused; this book first came out in 2009 but the edition offered on Netgalley and recently published is actually an updated version of that work. When I was a teenager I devoured Gerald Durrell books; they were one of the few books I could find in what I know think of as 'animal memoir' books. There were others, but his books stood out as both funny and entertaining. Jeremy in his book tells of hi
Clare O'Beara
The author was a young lad during WW2 and in the spirit of the times, headed out to be a soldier in then (peaceful) Rhodesia after finishing with public school. Many of the people he describes in his memoir were also public school types and well off; but we have to remember that in those times few other people could travel. The difficulty was to stop them shooting everything. So the author's first admiration for Africa and wildlife made him well suited for a career as zoo keeper and animal colle ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A touch of Durrell. A warm interesting real life tale with very interesting characters and real life pictures that were quirky,interesting and very different. It was good, and if you ever get a chance to see the tv show "The Durrells in Corfu", you'll enjoy and understand a little more. so when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy.
Benjamin White
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very nice photo collection to view alone or with your beloved. My daughter really loves the photos of the leopards. You definitely can see the time and effort Mr. Mallinson has packed into this book.
Not only entertaining. Very informational.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always loved Gerald Durrell and was really excited when I got this book.
It did met all my expectations: it's full of facts and it's very well written.
I loved the photos and the style of writing.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC
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