Gerry Durrell on my mind

by Tia on July 25, 2011

 

 

“In his second year, Leo decided, after mature reflection, that it was a lion’s duty to roar. He was not awfully sure how to go about it, so he would retire to quiet corners of his cage and practice softly to himself, for he was rather shy of this new accomplishment and would stop immediately and pretend it had nothing to do with him if you came in view.”

 

I grew up incessantly loving any book Gerald Durrell ever wrote. So when I recently came across one I hadn’t read it was a nice treat.Menagerie Manoris yet another priceless opportunity to indulge in Durrell’s wonderfully fresh sense of humor. His love of animals seeps through every page and the drawings by Ralph Thompson are unsurpassed.

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