Menagerie Manor

Menagerie Manor

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by Gerald Durrell, Ralph Thompson
     
 

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Menagerie Manor is sure to delight fans of Durrell’s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom. With his unfailing charm, Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo, the Manor of Les Augres, on the

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Menagerie Manor is sure to delight fans of Durrell’s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom. With his unfailing charm, Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo, the Manor of Les Augres, on the English Channel island of Jersey. With the help of an enduring wife, a selfless staff, and a reluctant bank manager, the zoo grows, and readers are treated to a colorful parade of the zoo’s unusual animal inhabitants.

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Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor. (Time)

[Hours] of delightful entertainment. (Book Week)

This book is a certain joy. (New Statesman, London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143038535
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
745,588
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor. (Time)

[Hours] of delightful entertainment. (Book Week)

This book is a certain joy. (New Statesman, London)

Meet the Author

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).

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Menagerie Manor 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Verity_K More than 1 year ago
Hilarious if you like animals and English humor!
Tashi Bucknall More than 1 year ago
Great if you like animals
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