Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New book, launched on Sunday 29 April 2012, at Shaldon Wildlife Trust

'Animals in the Blood – The Ken Smith Story –
A Biography of Gerald Durrell’s Right-Hand Man’ by Russell Tofts

Gerald Durrell and Sir Peter Scott continue to harvest all the accolades, but there are other, largely forgotten, animal-people who in their lifetime never got the recognition they deserved. One such person was Kenneth Smith.

Ken Smith was at one time partner to Gerald Durrell. A good all-round animal man, he led a very full and varied life – as a zoo-keeper, animal dealer, zoo superintendent, family man and zoo owner. During his lifetime he was quite well known within the zoo community but, being a very private individual, his reputation never extended beyond that tightly-knit circle, and now he is in danger of becoming completely forgotten.

Ken Smith worked at the following collections - Oxford Zoological Garden , Whipsnade Zoo, Calderpark (Glasgow) Zoo, Belle Vue Zoo ( Manchester ), Margate ( Lido ) Mini Zoo & Aquarium, Paignton Zoo and Jersey Zoo and was the owner / director of the following - Exmouth Zoo, Poole Zoo, Shaldon Zoo and Newquay Children's Zoo.

Animals in the Blood, a brand new book published for the first time in 2012, tells his life story for the first time. After being in the wings for so long, it’s time for Kenneth Smith to assume centre stage.

Current Bartlett Society Members are able to claim one free copy of ‘Animals in the Blood’ by Russell Tofts (RRP £16.99) per MEMBERSHIP.

You can either collect your free copy by attending one of our meetings or pay the postage and packaging to receive your free copy of the book in the post. Full details available on our website or by following the relevant links below:

Current 2012 Bartlett Society Members
Follow weblink - Current Members - for details on ordering your free copy of ‘Animals in the Blood’

Thinking of joining The Bartlett Society?
Follow weblink - New Members - for a special combined offer on Membership / ‘Animals in the Blood’

Want to order the book?
Follow weblink - Book Orders - for details on ordering copies of ‘Animals in the Blood’

The Bartlett Society

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