A satirical romp through the corridors of the Foreign Office as Patrick Stubbs is posted as third secretary in the British Embassy in Lower Africa. Mayhem awaits him - an absent-minded ambassador, a bullying first secretary with a dipsomaniac wife, and a crush on the police chief's wife! The author won the 1981 Royal Society of Literature Award for "A Breed of Heroes". In 1983 he was chosen as one of the Best of Young British Novelists.
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'A marvellously thoughtful farce a remarkable portrait of contemporary South Africa combine argument of this complexitty with an ebullient comic gift and you have a superb novel.' Sunday Times 'Alan Judd's characters are serious. So is Alan Judd. You will laugh like mad' The Times 'Comedy is a deadly weapon and Mr Judd wields it in a fashion that brings you close to tears' Sunday TelegraphAbout the Author:
Alan Judd’s ‘Ford Madox Ford’ won the Royal Society of Literature and Heinemann Awards; his novella, ‘The Devil’s Own Work’, won the Guardian fiction prize. His celebrated novel ‘A Breed of Heroes’ was recently screened on BBC1. He is the author of three other novels, and has recently retired from the Foreign Office.
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