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Description Beasts in my Belfry, Marrying Off Mother, Rosy is my Relative, The Bafut Beagles and The Overloaded Ark. All mono Mp3, all complete and unabridged.
Beasts in my Belfry
Durrell's account of his early years as a keeper at Whipsnade Zoo filled with the usual assortment of animal characters, including Albert the lion, Durrel's first charge, who had the habit of hiding behind bushes and leaping out at unsuspecting old ladies.
Marrying Off Mother
Another engaging, rambling account of Gerald Durrell's interesting,to say the least, childhood. The title story recounts the attempts made by the brood to marry off their mother for her "benefit", in their words. The chaos and tumult that follow must be read to be really appreciated. The other stories in the book describe in vivid detail some of the amazing incidents that happened during the family's stay on the beautiful island that is Corfu. Definitely worth spending many afternoons re-reading this book, with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies.You might think you were one of the many guests this family has had.
Rosy is my Relative
Could there possibly be anything funnier than Durrell's book about an ordinary chap who inherits an elephant ("Rosy" with a taste for liquor? Yes, there could be, and there is. Even funnier is the same story read aloud by Jamie Glover. His performance is a hoot. In fact, it almost seems as if the author deliberately created a cast of amiable eccentrics just to give Glover a chance to become a dotty aristocrat, a flamboyant defense attorney with a lisp, and an "h"-dropping coffin-maker. Such a merry romp, led by an inebriated Rosy, can be savored by children, parents or grandparents either alone or together on their next hilarious car trip.
The Bafut Beagles
his is the story of Gerald Durrell's animal collecting expedition to what was then the British Cameroons, in the late 1940's. The book is full of memorable characters, human and animal. The portrait of the Fon (chief) of Bafut is a marvellous character study, and the country and the people are described with fondness. Among the things Durrell writes about are dancing monkeys, a midnight frog hunt, the night he taught the Fon to dance the Conga, his group of hunters and their motley pack of hunting dogs (the beagles), and the joys and problems of keeping a large collection of wild animals.
The Overloaded Ark
his account of Gerald Durrell's 1953 trip to the Cameroons to collect live reptiles, birds and mammals for British zoos is filled with hair-raising and hysterical adventures. It was the first professional collecting trip to the region and was also Durrell's first visit to Africa. Nigel Davenport captures all of Durrell's enthusiasm and naïveté--as well as the pain of being stung by wasps and the fear that results from almost falling on top of a very large monitor lizard. Davenport also renders pidgin (the lingua franca of European-African communication) both credible and comprehensible. The reading is so persuasive that the listener becomes a member of the expedition. Leopards, anyone?