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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"The fantasising and storytelling deliver a body blow of total irreverence to the solemn mythopoeia of monumental historiography" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Hrabal bounces and floats. His mode is a sort of dancing realism, somewhere between fairytale and satire.He is a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humour and a hushed tenderness of detail. We should read him" (Julian Barnes)

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