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320 pages, Hardcover
First published November 1, 2018
A wise king once observed that the saddest words in the English language are 'Shall we go straight through to dinner?' And so it was, with unslaked melancholy, that I turned on my heel and ankled across the hall to the coffee room.
I was accosted at the threshold by the maitre d', who was equipped with one of those accents so madly French you feel sure they are working it for a bet.