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By Gerald Durrell

Lovers of Gerald Durrell’s undying vintage My family members and different Animals will love this hilarious story, which reveals him as an grownup nonetheless charmed by means of his cherished animals. A Zoo in My Luggage starts with an account of Durrell’s 3rd journey to the British Cameroons in West Africa, within which he and his spouse trap animals to begin their very own zoo. Returning to England with a couple of additions to their family—Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye the bush child, and others—they have nowhere to place them as they haven’t but secured a spot for his or her zoo. Durrell’s account of ways he manages his menagerie in all kinds of locations all through England whereas discovering an enduring domestic for the animals offers as a lot experience as shooting them. For animal fans of every age, A Zoo in My Luggage is the romping real tale of the boy who grew as much as make a Noah’s Ark of his personal.

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