The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 16, 2011 - Nature - 180 pages
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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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So you're reading merrily along, enjoying Durrell's sly humor, when all of a sudden you come upon the mirror story. Yes, it's a gothic horror story stuck in among a collection of comic tales. And of ... Read full review

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An excellent, funny book. If you are feeling down and sad, this is the book for you to help you perk up.

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About the author (2011)

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering conservationists. 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. He founded Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, an international charity with headquarters in Jersey, Channel Islands.

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