The London embassy

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Houghton Mifflin, 1983 - Fiction - 248 pages
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A series of stories describes the experiences of a young political officer during his first assignment to the American embassy in London

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

An American foreign service official serving in London looks at some varied (and many times zany) characters with biting satire. Theroux is a great observer and has a great knack for distilling subtle cultural differences. Also provides insight into Thatcher's England. Read full review

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User Review  - SallyApollon - LibraryThing

A good read...each chapter stands alone as a short story; but add up to make a whole novel...nice plot twists, quite unexpected and nice window on London life in the 80s. Read full review


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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed?books. His novels?include?A Dead Hand?and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star?and?Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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