The Mockery Bird
Zenkali, a remote tropical island, is on the brink of independence when the Mockery Bird and Ombu tree, on which it feeds, bothe believed to be extinct, are discovered. This discovery revives long-forgotten tribal hatred between the Fangoua and the Ginka. As civil war threatens, the island is invaded by the British Military, the world press and the a fanatical group of conservationists. In a hilarious climax order is restored, but not without a dramatic discovery which it to preserve the island's peace and obscurity forever.
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At first I was disappointed by this book since it was not written in the “I” form like most of Durrellīs books, and it was not as laugh-aloud funny as most of them. But when I got into it, I began to ... Read full review