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by Lawrence Durrell

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ISBN:
0571136028
Author:
Lawrence Durrell
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber; First Edition edition (October 14, 1985)
Pages:
208 pages
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1897 kb
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1171 kb
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Antrobus Complete book.

Antrobus Complete book. The British Foreign Office is a timeless institution  . The time Lawrence spent with his family, mother Louisa, siblings Leslie, Margaret Durrell, and Gerald Durrell, on the island of Corfu were the subject of Gerald's memoirs and have been filmed numerous times for T. .Other books in the series. Antrobus stories (3 books). Books by Lawrence Durrell. Mor. rivia About Antrobus Complete.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Twenty-nine stories recount the amusing anecdotes of Antrobus, a career diplomat for the British Foreign Office.

The British Foreign Office is a timeless institution.

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During his years on Corfu, Durrell had made notes for a book about the island. Antrobus Complete (1985), a collection of short stories, previously published in various magazines, about life in the diplomatic corps

During his years on Corfu, Durrell had made notes for a book about the island  . Antrobus Complete (1985), a collection of short stories, previously published in various magazines, about life in the diplomatic corps. A Key to Modern British Poetry (1952).

Download books for free. Antrobus, narrator of these tales of diplomatic misadventure, is the embodiment of everything that makes it what it is. Here, all the Antrobus stories appear for the first time in paperback, accompanied by Marc's memorable and witty drawings. The result is a book to cherish for as long as the FO holds sway over far-flung British interests. Antrobus is the embodiment of everything that makes it what it is.

Lawrence Durrell15 մարտի, 2012 թ. Faber & Faber. His tales of diplomatic misadventure, accompanied by memorable and witty drawings, make a collection to cherish, for as long as the Foreign Office holds sway over far-flung British interests. 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 of humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.

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One of Lawrence Durrell's best books - indeed, in its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever . Antrobus, the hero of Sauve Qui Peut and Stiff Upper Lip, is featured in this novel, and represents the epitome of that most British of institutions, the Foreign Office.

One of Lawrence Durrell's best books - indeed, in its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever written. Freya Stark 'This charming idyll depicts the country life and cosmopolitan society of Corfu in the years immediately before the war. The matter of it is as sound as the story is delightful.

Think-tanks and political review committees have confirmed that the Foreign Office is indeed a timeless institution. Antrobus, narrator of these tales of diplomatic misadventure, is the embodiment of everything that makes it what it is. The author's previous works include "The Avignon Quartet".
  • Arryar
My father bought "Esprit does Corps & Stiff Upper Lip" home from a trip in the sixties, and it became one of my all time fave reads-so happy to find even more about the Corps. In the rarified air of the British diplomatic service, things get seriously funny when human foibles arise, but one must Carry On, even if one is in a most embarrassing plight! This isn't for everyone, but if you like dry humor with a dash of slapstick, it's right on! If you have not read anything by the Durrell brothers, change that- they were great writers, Namaste, dear cousin, stay safe.
  • Zaryagan
This collection is glorious. I first read the4se stories 40 or so years ago and they still make me laugh out loud.
  • Nargas
This collection is, quite simply, a delight. In a series of short sketches, it recounts, through the eyes of the ubiquitous Antrobus, the follies, failings, and foibles of the British Diplomatic Service. I spent a happy hour on my deck, with a tot of Scotch and a good cigar, laughing out loud at Durrell's deftly observed descriptions of British diplomacy in some of the more rough-hewn quarters of the planet. Durrell's writing is wry, dry, and quintessentially British. Anyone who doesn't enjoy this collection must have had his funny bone surgically excised at an early age.
  • Milleynti
This is a collection of "humorous" sketches about a British diplomat called Antrobus which Durrell, who had first-hand knowledge of the diplomatic corps, wrote over several decades and which appeared in various magazines.

The modern reader is likely to find them unfunny, condescending and reflecting the "wogs begin at Calais" mentality that is still fairly common among a certain kind of Englishman.

The stories are narrated by a retired Foreign Office official called Antrobus to an ex-FO hack turned journalist and highlight how ridiculous Johnny Foreigner is and how magnificently Her Majesty's Diplomatic Corps handles these odd chappies.

Incredible to think that this nonsense was written by Lawrence Durrell who was one of the greatest stylist of his age.