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The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Kindle Edition
The eccentric Durrell family sets off on an ill-fated excursion in “The Picnic” and embarks on a Greek cruise in “The Maiden Voyage.”
Next, things take a turn for the diabolical when a solo Durrell runs into a former flame in “The Public School Education”—and then finds trouble of a different sort in “The Havoc of Havelock.”
Finally, the typically jocular Durrell unexpectedly shifts to the macabre with the surprise cuisine of “The Michelin Man” and the spine-tingling horror of “The Entrance.”
With his knack for describing his often outlandish, always entertaining adventures, Gerald Durrell serves up an engrossing blend of genres in this intriguing collection of stories. Including both fiction and nonfiction, The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium reveals the wide-ranging talents of the famed naturalist and memoirist.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
From the Publisher
From the Illustrated Biography
Durrell Around 10 Years Old
Durrell, around ten years old, in typical natural history “exploration” mode—wellies, collecting bag, walking stick, and his loyal dog, Roger, at the ready. Roger traveled with the family when they went to Corfu in 1935 and when they returned to England in 1939; he and Durrell were inseparable companions.
Durrell often gave “illustrated” talks about his expeditions, brought to life by lightning-quick sketches of some of the animals he had nurtured during the long months spent in the bush. At the 1954 launch of his third book, The Bafut Beagles, about his second trip to the Cameroons, he brought a sketch of an African brush-tailed porcupine. His first two books, The Overloaded Ark (about his first trip to the Cameroons) and Three Singles to Adventure (about an expedition to British Guiana), appear on the stand.
A bronze statue of Durrell by sculptor John Doubleday stands at the entrance to Jersey Zoo, now called Durrell Wildlife Park. It was erected in 1999, the same year that the trust was renamed Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Durrell’s honor.
(Photo courtesy of Gregory Guida.)
“Anyone who has ever read a book by Gerald Durrell will welcome another with whoops of joy.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune on The Whispering Land
About the Author
- ASIN : B01N1LYJ2N
- Publisher : Open Road Media (December 20, 2016)
- Publication date : December 20, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3842 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 187 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #812,704 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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