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I loved these books. Gerald Durrell's writing style is easy to engage with and the stories themselves are fun and heartwarming. I read a little each night before bed and found myself dozing off to sleep with a smile on my face. The reader certainly learns a lot about a wide variety of animals as well as the countries they come from. For me the books were pure pleasure and an escape from today's often depressing news.
I'm a long time Gerald Durrell fan, read A Zoo in My Luggage when it was first published way back when . . .in fact I have a very good hb in my library collection. Reason for the One Star review isn't about the books, it's about Amazon. On April 18, 2019, I paid $21.72 for the same three Kindle editions. Shame on me. Lesson learned. From here on out, I'll hold off on buying Kindle editions , let some months slide by and see if these offers come up. No more quick decisions on ebooks. That said, Gerald Durrell's books are well worth reading (and owning). He's a very informative and entertaining writer. Sorry he's gone.