The forecast predicated warm, dry weather; the Rolls was ? for once ? in working order; Mother had prepared enough food for an Army; and Larry was coming home on a visit. The Durrell family picnic on the Dorset coast 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. Suchlike pandemonium reigns in the other five stories in this collection: a tale about his sister Margo aboard a Greek ship; a romance in Venice; a sexual saga in a Bournemouth hotel; culinary chaos in a French restaurant; and a spine-chiller set in the Chateau St. Claire.
About the Author
Gerald Durrell Born in Jamshedpur, India, Gerald Durrell's family settled on the island of Corfu. Durrell founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Preservation Trust. He was also awarded the OBE for his services to conservation.