Released on 16 December 2011.

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Beasts in My Belfry

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A charming account of Gerald Durrell’s first job as a student keeper in Whipsnade Park in 1945.

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A hilarious record that no Durrell fan will want to miss
Sunday Telegraph
A loving chronicle of jitter-bugging gnus, singing duets with a bear, stealing eggs to feed the Arctic foxes, practising tiger sniffs . . . Highly entertaining and informative
The Times
Durrell manages to convey not only that he loves animals, but that he enjoys life too - and wants you to enjoy it with him
Daily Mirror