On Thursday 4th March, 2010, World Book Day, we asked teachers to talk to their classes about their favourite books or books they are currently enjoying. Mrs Jennings talked with her Year 11 and Year 13 students about Sir David Attenborough’s autobiography and the influence he has had in the way the general public view biology and wildlife. She says: “He is a very interesting man and has had an adventurous youth so the book makes fascinating reading.”
Attenborough is Britain’s best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited and the jobs he has had after leaving Cambridge University in the early 1950s to date. His films make everything clear and are enjoyed by so many of all ages and, as a result, his book must be a delight.