The Whispering Land



Along windswept Patagonian shores and in Argentine tropical forests he encounters a range of animals, from penguins to elephant seals. But, as always, he is drawn to those rare and interesting creatures which he hopes will thrive and breed in captivity.

This book tells the tale of how he, his wife and secretary, Sophie, spent eight months in Argentina, in order to bring back a South American collection for the Jersey Zoo, and how, in spite of many setbacks, this was what he did.

‘A delight, with never a dull moment from Buenos Aires to Patagonia, thanks to Durrell’s extraordinary ability to communicate his exuberant pleasure in his chosen work’ New York Times