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Viewing Entry - Beasts in my belfry (S13319)
by Durrell, Gerald.

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TitleBeasts in my belfry
Author / Responsible partyDurrell, Gerald.
TopicsAutobiography. Durrell, Gerald M. (Gerald Malcolm), 1925-1995. Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. Zoo keepers -- England -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


In this book Gerald Durrell takes his first step towards fulfilling his ambition to become a conservationist as a student keeper at Whipsnade Park in 1945. The eager young Durrell observes his co-workers and animal charges alike, including Albert, the ventriloquist lion, who amuses himself by jumping out at people. Whether getting dirty mucking out the buffalo enclosure or attempting to cajole a skittish gnu into a transportation crate, life in the zoo is certainly never boring.

Additional Information

System control numberS13319
Original Print PublisherFirst published 1973.
NarratorNigel Davenport.
Narrator NameNigel Davenport.
Participant or performer noteNigel Davenport.
Narrators GenderMale narrator