I Served The King Of England: Featuring an introduction by Adam Thirlwell (Vintage Classics)

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELL

Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, I Served the King of England is a story of how the unbelievable came true. Its remarkable hero, Ditie, is a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism. Ditie's fantastic journey intertwines the political and the personal in a narrative that both enlightens and entertains.

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