I Served the King of England

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Ditie, a waiter, loves money, because he is short and money makes him feel six feet tall. So he follows his star from adventure to adventure, until he becomes a millionaire. But it is no dream come true, because along the way he troubles his conscience and ends up seeking a different kind of wealth."

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A comic, picaresque novel set against the backdrop of twentieth-century Czech history, about the rise and fall of an ambitious busboy in Prague.

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Isolated and impoverished, Ditie comes to a greater understanding of good and evil, and of his place in the vortex of history.

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