The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 16, 2011 - Nature - 180 pages
17 Reviews
If you loved My Family and Other Animals and can’t get enough of the Durrells after the Corfu series, this is the book for you. It constitutes a series of anecdotal snippets and short stories including ‘The Picnic’, a laugh-out-loud account of an ill-fated Durrell family excursion, which should have been a relaxing, jolly affair. But with the Durrells things are seldom straightforward and on this occasion all that could go wrong did go wrong - except Gerald Durrell's sense of humour in recounting the tale. Other hilarious and surreal Roald Dahlesque stories ensue, including the critically acclaimed Gothic horror story ‘The Entrance’.

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User Review  - Amanda Roo - Goodreads

Absolutely delightful. I am a huge fan of Mr. Durrell's writing, especially his memoirs of his large and rather eccentric family. His is the kind of family who can set out to do the simplest of tasks ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

First time I've read this in 25 years, and it was even better than I had remembered it! Read full review

About the author (2011)

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2006, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

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