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The London embassy

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The narrator, an American employee of the American Embassy in London, observes the British and their endless treasure trove of eccentricities on their home ground. And the Americans in the embassy are no less curious. There is 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theroux, Paul.
London embassy.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1983
(OCoLC)560407735
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0395331072 9780395331071
OCLC Number: 8785973
Description: 248 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Reception --
Namesake --
An English unofficial rose --
Children --
Charlie Hogle's earring --
The exile --
Tomb with a view --
The man on the Clapham omnibus --
Sex and its substitutes --
The honorary Siberian --
Gone west --
A little flame --
Fury --
Neighbors --
Fighting talk --
The Winfield wallpaper --
Dancing on the radio --
Memo.
Responsibility: Paul Theroux.

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The narrator, an American employee of the American Embassy in London, observes the British and their endless treasure trove of eccentricities on their home ground. And the Americans in the embassy are no less curious. There is 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 exact a peculiar revenge, and dozens of others who nurse some secret vagary.

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