Stiff Upper Lip

Life Among the Diplomats
Product Number: EB00053567
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453261576
Publisher: Open Road Media
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In this boisterous story collection, mischief abounds in the quiet corners of the British Empire on which the sun never sets As the overseer of the kitchen at the British embassy in Vulgaria, De Mandeville has begun to abuse his power. He subjects the King's guests to a blistering Madras curry, a French onion soup served without spoons, and a table so loaded with vegetation that the party can hardly see the food. But worst of all, he has begun to cook with garlic, that fragrant bulb so beloved by diplomats that it must be banned, lest foul breath cripple the Empire. De Mandeville is due for comeuppance, and no breath mint can save him now. "If Garlic Be the Food of Love" is only the first story in this invaluable peek at life in British diplomatic circles. After the ninth, the reader will wonder not how the British Empire came apart, but how De Mandeville, Polk-Mowbray, and the King's other dips ever got it started in the first place.

Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Series: Antrobus Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2012

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