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All his life, he had so much enjoyed getting into scrapes, that he could never think of a better way out of one than to jump forthwith into another.' Alphonse Biskin is the lowly footman for the highly respected Captain Lemaur and his invalid, autocratic wife in Florence. Quick to dismiss him as incompetent, the Lemaurs are oblivious to the fact that their footman, the son ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Policy Press
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The Triumphant Footman is one of Edith Olivier's five novels, and was first published in 1930. The volume has been dedicated to war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

The Triumphant Footman takes place largely within the upper-class circles in Italy. A lot of the plot within the novel revolves around the mischievous half-French footman of the Lemaurs, Alphonse Biskin. A case of mistaken identity ensues, confusing society to its limits, and all of which he is responsible for. This element of the story is far
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Edith Maud Olivier MBE was an English writer, also noted for acting as hostess to a circle of well-known writers, artists, and composers in her native Wiltshire.