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This book is the perfect read for any lazy day or vacation It takes you to a different place and time and you cant help but fall in love with the animals and characters. My favorite book of Gerald ... Read full review
For most readers their gateway book to an unbreakable Gerald Durrell habit is “My Family and Other Animals,” his memoir of growing up in Corfu with his eccentric family and native wildlife between the wars. He also wrote accounts of animal collecting in South America, "A Zoo in My Luggage" and its sequel “The Whispering Land.” Durrell’s prose is pristine and flowing and humorous. He relates his rough journey through austerely beautiful Patagonia (Argentina) but we also get a sense of his respect at the diversity of wildlife: observing colonies of penguins and elephant seals, hanging out with guanaco in the wild, saving an abused ocelot, using himself as bait for vampire bats (before recalling the risk of rabies), and saving a baby peccary named Juanita. It’s not totally about animals though because unforgettable is the stout Rosa Lillipampila, his seatmate on a small plane heading for Jujuy. I highly recommend this delightful book.
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