When world-famous naturalist Gerald Durrell died in 1995 at the age of 70, he left behind an extraordinary legacy. As a pioneer animal conservationist, television personality and much-loved writer who inspired generations of readers with books like 'My Family And Other Animals', 'The Bafut Beagles', 'A Zoo In My Luggage' and 'The Amateur Naturalist', he packed a dozen lives into a single lifetime.
Charismatic, passionate and above all dedicated to his crusade on behalf of animals and endangered species, he was founder of one of the world's leading zoos and of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, now renamed the Durrell Wildlife conservation Trust in his honour.
In this book Douglas Botting tells the complex story of a complex person, doing Gerald Durrell's memory as much justice as the Jersey sanctuary where his ideals live on.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2000
- 130 x 195mm