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The Picnic Papers

Susanna Johnston

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From the front endpaper of the dustjacket:“The word picnic derives from the French ‘pique-nique’ of unknown origin. It is used to describe an informal meal eaten outside. Although in “The Picnic Papers” Princess Margaret makes it quite clear that sheMoreFrom the front endpaper of the dustjacket:“The word picnic derives from the French ‘pique-nique’ of unknown origin. It is used to describe an informal meal eaten outside. Although in “The Picnic Papers” Princess Margaret makes it quite clear that she prefers such festive outings to be held indoors, sitting on chairs, and up at table.Harold Acton savours the memory of an adventure with the intrepid mrs Schooner at the Ming tombs where they shared foie gras and smoked eel with bandits. And Desmond Doig describes epic battles between Sherpas and yetis for potato beer and meat dumplings.… hot tips from Arabella Boxer on supplementary airplane menus … and the extraordinary claim by John Julius Norwich, while on a diet of date paste and camel’s milk in the Sahara, that he once had 147 consecutive picnics (is this a world record?). …”