Rosy Is My Relative

Rosy Is My Relative
by Gerald Durrell

“An ‘almost true’ tale” of a man’s adventures inheriting an elephant, so “lovingly embellished . . . you’ll almost wish that you had a Rosy in your family too”—from the author of the Corfu Trilogy (Kirkus Reviews).

When his uncle passes away unexpectedly, young Adrian Rookwhistle’s inheritance turns his humdrum life upside down. Instead of a manor house, Adrian has been bequeathed Rosy, an elephant whose predilection for fine spirits leads to high jinks far beyond the means of a shy English gentleman.
 
Convinced that a circus will take the troublesome tusker off his hands, Adrian leads Rosy on a trek to the coast, setting in motion an uproarious adventure of mammoth proportions.
 
Author Gerald Durrell promises that despite being embellished here and there, “nearly all the adventures in this book really happened.” Ultimately, this tale of a pachyderm with a penchant for pandemonium guarantees pure entertainment.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.


My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durrell

A humourous and motivating autobiography. A family moves to Corfu, and their hilarious meetings with the local people, birds and beasts are sure to delight the student.

Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
by Gerald Durrell

A collection of short stories by a world-renowned naturalist and author introduces an eccentric cast of characters including a prize truffling pig in France, an aging Memphis belle, a gambling nun in Monte Carlo, and a foul-mouthed parrot

Fillets of Plaice
by Gerald Durrell

If you enjoyed The Durrells in Corfu, the hit show on PBS Masterpiece Theater, and you want more Durrell family adventures on Corfu and at home, follow up the trilogy with Fillets of Plaice.

Menagerie Manor
by Gerald Durrell

The beloved naturist and author of My Family and Other Animals shares the pleasures and pitfalls of opening a zoo on the English Channel Island of Jersey.

Spurred by his passion for animals and a lifelong dream, in the spring of 1959 Gerald Durrell opened the Jersey Zoo—now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park—on the grounds of an old manor house. The menagerie provided a safe habitat for rare and endangered species and exposed its human visitors to the wonders of nature.
 
Dealing with escapee animals and overdrawn bank accounts, Durrell soon discovered that owning and operating a fledgling zoo was no easy task. But despite the setbacks, these charming, often hilarious stories make clear that, for Durrell, ensuring the park’s success and helping the creatures he loved so dearly was worth any obstacle.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
 


The Garden of the Gods
by Gerald Durrell

Part of the trilogy of memoirs that inspired the television show The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist’s adventures with animals—and humans—on a Greek island.

When his family moved to a Greek island, young naturalist Gerald Durrell was able to indulge his passion for wildlife of all sorts as he discovered the new world around him—and the creatures and people who inhabited it. Indeed, Durrell’s years growing up on Corfu would inspire the rest of his life.
 
In addition to his tales of wild animals, Durrell recounts stories about his even wilder family—including his widowed mother, Louisa, and elder siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo—with undeniable wit and humor.
 
The final chapter in Durrell’s reflections on his family’s time in Greece before the start of World War II, The Garden of the Gods is a fascinating look at the childhood of a naturalist who was ahead of his time.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
 
 


My ?ntonia
by Willa Cather

Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, My ?ntonia secured Willa Cather?s place in the first rank of American writers. Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, publishedøin 1918. ?ntonia Shimerda is memorable as the warm-hearted daughter of Bohemians who must adapt to a hard life on the desolate prairie. She survives and matures, a pioneer woman made radiant by spirit.

This Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of My ?ntonia is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association and it presents the full range of biographical, historical, and textual information on the novel. The selection of W. T. Benda?s illustrations and the historical photography and maps also illuminate the fiction of a writer who drew so extensively on actual experience.



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