The Whispering Land, Paperback Book


'When you have a large collection of animals to transport from one end of the world to the other you cannot, as a lot of people seem to think, just hoist them aboard the nearest ship and set off with a gay wave of your hand.'Gerald Durrell and his wife are the proud owners of a small zoo on the island of Jersey.

But there's one thing that's better than a small zoo - a bigger one!

So Durrell heads off to South America to collect more animals.Along windswept Patagonian shores and in Argentine tropical forests, he encounters a range of animals from penguins to elephant seals.

But as always, he is drawn to those rare and interesting creatures which he hopes will thrive and breed in captivity . . .Told with enthusiasm and without sentimentality, Gerald Durrell's The Whispering Land is an often hilarious but always inspiring foray into the South American wilds.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Wildlife: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780241955840

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