How to Keep a Gorilla

On the 30th May 1967, Wolfe Publishing posted a book contract to Maxwell Knight to confirm terms for the fairly tongue-in-cheek "How to Keep a Gorilla." The publisher wanted "something quite simple" - they wanted him to duplicate his previous book "How to Keep an Elephant" and they agreed to pay him the same terms. Inside the … Continue reading How to Keep a Gorilla

A new generation of Nature Detectives

John Cooper first heard Maxwell Knight’s iconic broadcasts as a child because his family listened to Nature Parliament in the afternoons, at ten past one on the Home Service. After the News, it would either be Country Questions or The Naturalist, which was introduced by three curlew calls. After attending several of Knight’s talks, in … Continue reading A new generation of Nature Detectives