Stiff Upper Lip: Life Among the Diplomats

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The celebrated author of the Alexandria Quartet offers a collection of comic tales about the British Empire’s colonial diplomats.
 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.
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Jun 12, 2012
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Pages
94
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ISBN
9781453261576
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Political
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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