Fillets of Plaice

Fillets of Plaice

By (author) Gerald Durrell

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At that moment came a noise like somebody breaking the backbone of a whale and the palm leaf punka crashed straight onto the table, one end of it completely obliterating the District Commissioner. 'Oh my God!' screamed Mary, upsetting her gin and tonic. 'I'm terribly, terribly sorry, sir,' said Martin to the invisible D.C. The palm fronds rusted and the D.C.'s head appeared. He opened his mouth to say something -- and then caught sight of a very hairy spider the circumference of a saucer making its way along the punka towards him ...'Delightful. A collection of scattered and dotty reminiscences.' Sunday Mirror 'Durrell calamity prone in a mad world!' Sunday Times

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 11mm | 295g
  • 02 Feb 2012
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Macmillan Bello
  • London
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 144721448X
  • 9781447214489
  • 1,471,276

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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. 'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David Attenborough

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