Gorillas in the Mist

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What to expect

Dian Fossey’s classic account of four gorilla families – one of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world

For thirteen years Dian Fossey lived and worked with Uncle Bert, Flossie, Beethoven, Pantsy and Digit in the remote rain forests of the volcanic Virunga Mountains in Africa, establishing an unprecedented relationship with these shy and affectionate beasts.

In her base camp, 10,000 feet above sea-level, she struggled daily with rain, loneliness and the ever-constant threat of poachers who slaughtered her beloved gorillas with horrifying ferocity.

African adventure, personal quest and scientific study, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is a unique and intimate glimpse into a vanishing world and a vanishing species.

Critics Review

  • Knuckle-walking, crouching, crawling and vocalizing in the Virungas, Dr Fossey was winning the hearts of scores of gorillas … Fascinating

    Sunday Times
  • One of the year’s bestsellers … I recommend her book

    The Times
  • Fossey firmly establishes these animals in the world where they belong

    TIME
  • A classic

    NEWSWEEK
  • A fascinating combination of breathtaking adventure and absolute devotion to a cause

    Farley Mowat

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