Sauve Qui Peut: Stories

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Open Road Media, Jun 12, 2012 - Fiction - 82 pages
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For the British delegation to Vulgaria, no problem is too small to become a crisis in this lively story collection of diplomatic misadventure
In the words of Antrobus, master diplomat in the King’s service, diplomacy was once “a quiet and restful trade carried on in soothing inanity among a hundred shady legations and embassies all over the globe.” What changed? What caused this most noble profession to fall from grace? Women, of course. A diplomatic incident begins brewing as soon as the lovely new French ambassador—or is it ambassadress?—arrives in Vulgaria. One of the British delegation is instantly besotted, and about to begin his pursuit when a rival appears in the form of roguish Italian diplomat Bonzo di Porco. Because these are servants of the most advanced governments in the world, they settle their dispute rationally: with swords. Jealousy, selfishness, swordplay? All are commonplace in Antrobus’s embassy. In these nine juicy tales, the King’s diplomats may seldom be diplomatic, but they always manage to get the job done—with or without bloodshed.
 

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Contents

SAUVE QUI PEUT
WHATHO ON THE RIALTO
HIGH BARBARY
SERAGLIOS AND IMBROGLIOS
THE LITTLE AFFAIR IN PARIS
TAKING THE CONSEQUENCES
ALL TO SCALE
AUNT NORAH
A CORKING EVENING
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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Born in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence Durrell was a novelist, poet, and travel writer best known for the Alexandria Quartet novels. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell wrote over thirty-five books , including the Avignon Quintet, the Booker Prize–nominated Constance, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize–winner Monsieur. He corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of Durrell’s early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, The Black Book. Durrell died in France in 1990.  

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