A Zoo in my Luggage Author:Gerald Durrell Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions to Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous, and unsentimental eyes with which he re... more »gards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all their devastating and garbled originality.
In A ZOO IN MY LUGGAGE Gerald Durrell chronicles the birth of a private zoo. Journeying to the Cameroons he and his wife, helped by the renowned Fon of Bafut, managed to collect "plenty beef." Their difficulties began when they found themselves back at home, with Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye the bush-baby, and other founder-members, and nowhere to put them.« less