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The London Embassy

Book Description
A natural successor to The Consulís File, this book takes the American narrator from Ayer Hitam to a new post in the London Embassy. As he once observed with cool, amused eye the British and Malays, he can now observe the British and their endless treasure trove of eccentricities on home ground. And the Americans in the embassy are no less curious. There is a man who is beggared when he inherits a title, the embassy Minister who is obsessed with rage at a male employee who wears an earring, an Arab who has come to London to rob a certain tomb, a woman who cycles all the way to Yorkshire to perform a peculiar revenge, and dozens of others who nurse some secret vagary -- and, with each, Theroux produces a surprising illumination.

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Publisher :
Penguin Books

Original Publish Date :
1983

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