The green and mountainous island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean was once the home of the ill-fated dodo. The island saw many other animals vanish from its soil, and by the 1970s, numerous species were close to being eliminated. Enter Gerald Durrell.
Durrell sets out on a search for bats and pink pigeons, climbing near-vertical rock faces to find Telfair’s skinks and Gunther’s geckos, and swimming about coral reefs with multicolored marine life. But rounding up a collection to take back with him to his animal sanctuary in the English Channel won’t be easy: There are many dangers awaiting him.
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons is a delightful and inspiring adventure by the author of My Family and Other Animals, among other much-loved memoirs.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
- ISBN: 9781504042833 |
- Hardcover: 190 pages |
- Publisher: Open Road Media |
- Publication date: Feb 21, 2017 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook