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Esprit de Corps: Sketches from Diplomatic Life

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by
Lawrence Durrell

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 96 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The author of Bitter Lemons and the acclaimed novel Justine wrote a number of short sketches as a light-hearted jeu d’esprit which have been gathered together under the title Esprit de Corps. Here are entertainment and relaxation pure and simple. Except that there’s a point where laughter can become painful . . . ‘Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field for humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.’ John Betjeman, Daily Telegraph ‘Uproariously funny and shrewd . . . with the arrows of farce and of satire, he is on the target again and again.’ John Connell, Evening Standard

The author of Bitter Lemons and the acclaimed novel Justine wrote a number of short sketches as a light-hearted jeu d’esprit which have been gathered together under the title Esprit de Corps. Here are entertainment and relaxation pure and simple. Except that there’s a point where laughter can become painful . . . ‘Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field… (more)

The author of Bitter Lemons and the acclaimed novel Justine wrote a number of short sketches as a light-hearted jeu d’esprit which have been gathered together under the title Esprit de Corps. Here are entertainment and relaxation pure and simple. Except that there’s a point where laughter can become painful . . . ‘Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field for humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.’ John Betjeman, Daily Telegraph ‘Uproariously funny and shrewd . . . with the arrows of farce and of satire, he is on the target again and again.’ John Connell, Evening Standard

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