In this collection of stories by naturalist and animal lover Gerald Durrell, we are introduced to an eccentric cast of characters, including a perfume-wearing truffle pig and his jealous owner; an ageing set of alcoholic southern belles; a young, handsome sea captain who meets a tragic fate; a whisky-drinking hangman in Paraguay who is haunted by his victims, and a foul-mouthed talking parrot. Told with Durrell's characteristic charm and wit, these stories - some of which may or may not be autobiographical - are humorous, touching, and always highly entertaining.
|Publication date:||2nd February 2012|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Bello an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2006, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK. 'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David AttenboroughMore About Gerald Durrell