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Herous bridges and river crossings the strange foods and stranger music or the vagaries of local officialdom As the San Francisco Chronicle noted It is impossible for Gerald Durrell to write anything that is less than exuberant eccentric and amusing And in his account of this rescue mission Durrell is uite simply at his superb bes A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate s bookshelf not expecting much Turns out that this book about a conservationist s adventures in Madagascar procuring some endangered species to sustain their population is an absolutely delightful insightful and hilarious read As I read along I realised that Durrell is a respected author who wrote the classic My Family and Other Animals which I haven t read yet but definitely will along with all his other books now that I ve gotten a taste of his way with words Amidst the madcap shenanigans there s a strong environmental message Durrell died in 1995 and was way ahead of his time when it came to environmentalism He understood that conservation is done best when it starts in the home country of a specific animal and he set about setting up sanctuaries worldwide and training local people to run them It was pretty depressing how ravaged Madagascar already was when this book was published almost 30 years ago so I hope there has been some positive progress since then Beyond Temptation or the vagaries Past Due Debt Collection of local Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt officialdom As the San Francisco Chronicle noted It is impossible for Gerald Durrell to write anything that is less than exuberant eccentric and amusing And in his account The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of this rescue mission Durrell is uite simply at his superb bes A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate s bookshelf not expecting much Turns Where I’m Calling From out that this book about a conservationist s adventures in Madagascar procuring some endangered species to sustain their population is an absolutely delightful insightful and hilarious read As I read along I realised that Durrell is a respected author who wrote the classic My Family and Other Animals which I haven t read yet but definitely will along with all his The Accidental Activist other books now that I ve gotten a taste Brenda has a dragon in her blood of his time when it came to environmentalism He understood that conservation is done best when it starts in the home country Divan Of Rudaki of a specific animal and he set about setting up sanctuaries worldwide and training local people to run them It was pretty depressing how ravaged Madagascar already was when this book was published almost 30 years ago so I hope there has been some positive progress since then

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Here is the riveting tale of Gerald Durrell's adventures and misadventures in the enchanted forests of Madagascar in search of the elusive Aye aye Once thought to be extinct the Aye aye the beast with the magic finger still lurks though in fast dwindling numbers in the forests of Madagascar Durrell's mission to help save this stra that is all Positive Church in a Negative World of Gerald Durrell's adventures and misadventures in the enchanted forests Prince Philip Revealed of Madagascar in search Toad of Toad Hall of the elusive Aye aye Once thought to be extinct the Aye aye the beast with the magic finger still lurks though in fast dwindling numbers in the forests Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of Madagascar Durrell's mission to help save this stra that is all

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Nge creature turns into a madcap journey in which you will meet not only the enigmatic Aye aye but the catlike Fosa the Flat tailed tortoise the Gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra and the Malagasy chameleons among others Truly nothing escapes Durrell's sharp eye whether he is describing the great zoma market the village dances the treac The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell s account of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell of earlier books If you ve read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so on you re probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes on long treks searching for elusive animals and has some of the most bizarre and hair raising experiences one could hope or not hope for This is an older Durrell he was to die just 5 years later in 1995 his hips ruined by arthritis and replaced with steel his adventures confined to letting others do much of the climbing and hunting and venturing into the unknown Yet this is a Durrell who is despite his frailties still Durrell with a brilliant sense of humour and an unparalleled enthusiasm and love for animals including the human variety The Aye Aye and I is a fine example of the uintessential Durrell book brimming with delightful descriptions of everything from the inappropriately named gentle lemurs to the local village school children and their reactions to a first time viewing of a TV from an account of a rather painful encounter while bathing on a thunder box with a trio of ducks to the many people local Malagasy and vazaha foreigners who race and gallop flit and tread through this book An absolute delight and highly recommended for any Durrell fan Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods only the enigmatic Aye aye but the catlike Fosa the Flat tailed tortoise the Gentle lemurs Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of Lac Alaotra and the Malagasy chameleons among Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, others Truly nothing escapes Durrell's sharp eye whether he is describing the great zoma market the village dances the treac The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell s account Mensa Riddles Conundrums of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell Julie of the Wolves of earlier books If you ve read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so The Right Swipe on you re probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes Touched on long treks searching for elusive animals and has some Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of the most bizarre and hair raising experiences Ugly Fish one could hope The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives or not hope for This is an Little Gods older Durrell he was to die just 5 years later in 1995 his hips ruined by arthritis and replaced with steel his adventures confined to letting Der Schweizerische Robinson others do much Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of the climbing and hunting and venturing into the unknown Yet this is a Durrell who is despite his frailties still Durrell with a brilliant sense The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of humour and an unparalleled enthusiasm and love for animals including the human variety The Aye Aye and I is a fine example Sylvia Pankhurst of the uintessential Durrell book brimming with delightful descriptions Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of everything from the inappropriately named gentle lemurs to the local village school children and their reactions to a first time viewing Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of a TV from an account The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of a rather painful encounter while bathing Book of Isms on a thunder box with a trio バガボンド 1 of ducks to the many people local Malagasy and vazaha foreigners who race and gallop flit and tread through this book An absolute delight and highly recommended for any Durrell fan

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar
  • Gerald Durrell
  • English
  • 06 October 2019
  • 9780671884390

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10 thoughts on “The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

  1. says:

    35 Originally published in 1992 this was Durrell’s last book a record of his final animal collecting expedition and ongoing conservation efforts in Madagascar It has his usual warm funny writing about both people and animals I’ve seen aye ayes in his zoo at Jersey and can attest to how strange but endearing these highly rare creatures are I love his account of his first meeting with one it bit his walking stick combed his bea

  2. says:

    that is all

  3. says:

    35 stars I cannot cope with tummy trouble and a recalcitrant lemur at the same time I know just what you mean Gerry I have that proble

  4. says:

    I still can’t really get my head around the fact that I am going to Madagascar in about 5 weeks a trip arranged by my in laws I’m trying to make it feel real the best way I know how—reading This book recounts Gerald Durrell’s 1990 expedition to the island nation collecting specimens of rare and endangered animals to bring

  5. says:

    The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell's account of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell of earlier books If you've read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so on you're probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes on long treks searching for elusive animals and has some of t

  6. says:

    This book is like if James Herriot was in Madagascar rather than the British countryside It is very interesting from a conservation point of view lots of adventures with animals It is also a real curiosity because despite being written in the 90's it feels like it could have been written 100 years ago It is rollicking in that way that travel writing rarely is any and Durrell clearly cares deeply about his mission You c

  7. says:

    The Aye Aye and I When I first picked this book up in the library I thought that it was a fiction book It wasn't

  8. says:

    A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate's bookshelf not expecting much Turns out that this book about a conservationist's adventures in Madagascar procuring some endangered species to sustain their population is an absolutely delightful insightful and hilarious read As I read along I realised that Durrell is a respected author who wrote the classic 'My Family and Other Animals' which I haven'

  9. says:

    An excellent read from a forward thinking conservationist who did a huge amount to help the animals andtherefore also the people of Madagascar amongst other placesDurrell is certainly a great storyteller and the book doesn't disappoint for laughs anecdotes and insights into what pioneering conservation zoology was likeThere are certainly parts and phrases which as an enlightened millennial will make you wince description

  10. says:

    The last book Durrell published during his life about his trips to collect strange animals and save them from extinction Animalists who complain about zoos should read books like these before they show their ignorance In this book I did not like Durrell's insistence on informing us in detail about his medical pr

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