ISBN 9788187671558,Whispering Land

Whispering Land



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788187671558

ISBN-10 8187671556


Language (English)

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Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions to Africa and South America in search of rate animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous, and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all its devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. In The Whispering Land he searches windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in the Argentine for additions to his private zoo. Penguins and elephant seals make way for an absurd family of foxes who dance gracefully with a roll of lavatory paper, and we see the author baiting a trap for a recalcitrant vampire bat with one of his own toes.