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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Gerald durrell
ISBN: 0671441310
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (April 13, 1982)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.6
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eBook Mockery Bird download

by Gerald durrell


Gerald Malcolm Durrell, OBE (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter.

Gerald Malcolm Durrell, OBE (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1959. His memoirs of his family's years living in Greece were adapted into two television series (My Family and Other Animals, 1987, and The Durrells, 2016–2019) and one television film (My Family and Other Animals, 2005).

The Mockery Bird book. Instead, this is a work of fiction.

The Mockery Bird is a humorous novel by Gerald Durrell, published in 1981 by William Collins, Sons and Co Ltd. The book, like the other works of the author, contains a strong environmental message. The story takes place on a (fictitious) tropical island called Zenkali. The island seems to be populated by the most eccentric people who came there from all around the world, along with the two indigenous tribes, the Fangoua and the Ginka.

Gerald Durrell was the first to claim that he was not a writer, he gave that honour up to his brother Lawerence. Gerald wrote first and foremost to pay for the Zoo in Jersey that was his life

Gerald Durrell was the first to claim that he was not a writer, he gave that honour up to his brother Lawerence. Gerald wrote first and foremost to pay for the Zoo in Jersey that was his life. It was some time before he wrote the absolutely hilarous "Rosie is my relative" which was his first work of true fiction. In this book I believe he reaches the.

Durrell Gerald - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Gerald Durrell (1925–95) moved from England to Corfu with his family when he was eight. Over his lifetime he wrote thirty-seven books, went on dozens of animal-collecting trips and presented numerous tv shows. Книги 1-9 из 9. Fillets of Plaice. He immediately became fascinated by the island’s natural history and spent much of his time studying the local wildlife and keeping numerous, and often unusual, pets. He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1959 as a centre for the conservation of endangered species – of which his wife Lee is still Honorary Director.

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Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India to British parents. After moving to the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, his family eventually settled on the Greek island of Corfu where he studied zoology and kept numerous local wild animals as pets. In 1945, he became a student keeper for the Whipsnade Zoo in England. He founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust with the purpose of breeding endangered species

Did you ever wish that the Dodo had not really gone extinct; that it might be simply hiding away somewhere? if so, then you will love this story about the pleasantly eccentric island of Zenkali. This tale is the best fictional tale to spring from the mind of Gerald Durrell, the greatest conservationist of the 20th century.

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Gerald Durrell's Timeline . View (opens in new window). Explore Gerry's story through the books that defined his life. My Family and Other Animals. Durrell animal adoptions feed directly into our vital conservation work, so in supporting your favourite animal, you also know that you are joining us in our mission of saving species from extinction.

The island of Zenkali, in transition to self-government under the supervision of British government representative Peter Foxglove, is thrown into turmoil when the sacred Mockery Bird--long thought extinct--is discovered and revives tribal enmity
Uste
One of the most hilarious books ever written. I didn't know how to answer the "violence" question in the ratings. There is some violence in it, I guess, but only if you ignore how ridiculous and ineffectually funny said violence is.
Pedora
My all-time favourite by Durrell, I first read it in the original language and I enjoyed every word. It is interwoven by the auther's characteristic humour and critical approach and his deep love for animals and humans. And, of course, truth wins.
Bliss
Good story and relevant warning about how world's interest in short-term money is being put ahead of conservation efforts and animals that are key to ecosystem, something happening in the real world, says 10-year-old who read it
Ces
entertaining, witty and true
Tygokasa
At first I was disappointed by this book since it was not written in the “I” form like most of Durrell's books, and it was not as laugh-aloud funny as most of them.

But when I got into it, I began to appreciate it better. It is the story of Peter Foxglove, who is sent out as an assistant political advisor to the island of Zenkali, The colourful King of Zelkali is called “Kingy”, and the cast of the book is composed of various other eccentric and amusing characters, including a female Reverend who is not exactly meek and mild.

There are two opposing tribes on the island called the Ginkas and the Fangouas. The God of the Fangouas was a curious bird termed the Mockery Bird, which had been eaten to extinction by the French. (The French are notoriously fond of their food.)

At the same time as the Mockery Bird became extinct, a peculiar tree, called the Ombu tree produced a fruit that formed an important part of the Mockery Bird's diet: These trees also vanished except for one old tree.

There is a “baddy” in the book too, the evil Looja, and a disgusting unkempt scientist, Droom.

The British Government is planning to turn the island into an important military installation, and this will involve building a dam and an airfield.

Peter gets together with a sympathetic girl called Audrey and together they make an amazing discovery involving the Mockery Birds and Ombu trees.

This turned out to be quite an entertaining and enjoyable story with a moral associated with wildlife preservation, which was one of Durrell's areas of expertise.

I should warn you that some of the words used by Durrell are not today comme il faut, or politically correct.

The book is actually quite good, just not hilarious like many of Durrell's previous writings.
Thozius
Did you ever wish that the Dodo had not really gone extinct; that it might be simply hiding away somewhere? if so, then you will love this story about the pleasantly eccentric island of Zenkali. This tale is the best fictional tale to spring from the mind of Gerald Durrell, the greatest conservationist of the 20th century. Most of his books were non-fictional accounts of his life experiences - first on the island of Corfu in Greece where he grew up and later as he developed the idea for the world's first zoo given over entirely to conserving endangered species.
The story follows the adventures of Peter Foxglove, a cultural attaché newly dispatched to oversee plans for a new airstrip for Zenkali. He arrives to discover that the description in the guidebook he read en route was completely accurate. The entire population of Zenkali is made up of nuts. Peter quickly gets caught up in the local politics and even finds himself trying to stop an all out civil war (a very funny one, trust me). The story ends with Peter happily, permanently settling on the island.
One wonderful thing about this book is that if you are familiar with Mr. Durrell's other books, you will find that many of the characters are modeled on real people from his travels. Captain Pappas is Gerry's childhood friend Spiro (My Family and Other Animals). Kingy is a cross between the late King Toupo of Tonga and the Fon of Bafut (A Zoo in My Luggage,The Bafut Beagles).
Above all, this book is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the idea that modern convenience may not always be the best thing for our long term comfort. It also points out that the extinction of a species can have serious social ramifications as well as ecological ones. I would pair this book with Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons as two of the most important books every written on any subject.
Boraston
Gerald Durrell was the first to claim that he was not a writer, he gave that honour up to his brother Lawerence. Gerald wrote first and foremost to pay for the Zoo in Jersey that was his life. Many of his books are hilarious accounts of his exploits in collecting the animals for his zoo. When he added an account of his youth in Corfu the book "My family and other animals" became a huge success, much to his surprise. It was some time before he wrote the absolutely hilarous "Rosie is my relative" which was his first work of true fiction. In this book I believe he reaches the pinnacle of his ability. Not as bellyachingly funny as "Rosie" this book is more poignant and very beautifully written. It is more poignant since it describes the rediscovery of the Mockery Bird which is a metaphor for the Dodo, that most famous of extinct species. Durrell fought all his life to save species from extinction and so I think that there is a special hope in his heart that emerges in this book. A hope for the future of animals.