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How to Travel Incognito

(1951)
A non fiction book by

 
Monsieur Le Comte de St Cucuface, a charismatic aristocrat fallen on hard times, slums his way around postwar France in elegant style, trading on his name and his exquisite manners. After a chance encounter on a train, he convinces a wide-eyed Ludwig Bemelmans to adopt the identity of an imaginary German prince and join him in his ruse. Together they set out on an enchanted adventure through a France that is crumbling to dust, feeding off the comically vulgar continental set that is fast replacing Cucuface's blue-blooded caste. They dine on the finest food and wine, stay at the most splendid hotels and chateaux, pausing only for Cucuface to recount another amusing tale of his eccentric lineage. Mixing autobiography and fiction to magical effect, How to Travel Incognito is an affectionate and melancholic hymn to the passing of an ancient order.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: How to Travel Incognito (Prion humour classics)
Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
ISBN: 1-85375-419-6 / 978-1-85375-419-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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November 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Travel Incognito
Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
ISBN: 0-87008-138-1 / 978-0-87008-138-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: James H Heineman
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1952 : USA Hardback

Title: How to Travel: 2
Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
ISBN: 0-670-38489-5 / 978-0-670-38489-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Travel Incognito (Prion humour classics)
Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
ISBN: 1-85375-521-4 / 978-1-85375-521-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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