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Sauve Qui Peut

(1973)
A collection of stories by

 
 
For the British delegation to Vulgaria, no problem is too small to become a crisis in this lively story collection of diplomatic misadventure

In the words of Antrobus, master diplomat in the King's service, diplomacy was once "a quiet and restful trade carried on in soothing inanity among a hundred shady legations and embassies all over the globe." What changed? What caused this most noble profession to fall from grace? Women, of course. A diplomatic incident begins brewing as soon as the lovely new French ambassador - or is it ambassadress? - arrives in Vulgaria. One of the British delegation is instantly besotted, and about to begin his pursuit when a rival appears in the form of roguish Italian diplomat Bonzo di Porco. Because these are servants of the most advanced governments in the world, they settle their dispute rationally: with swords.

Jealousy, selfishness, swordplay? All are commonplace in Antrobus's embassy. In these nine juicy tales, the King's diplomats may seldom be diplomatic, but they always manage to get the job done - with or without bloodshed.

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Used availability for Lawrence Durrell's Sauve Qui Peut

Hardback Editions

September 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sauve Qui Peut
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-06822-7 / 978-0-571-06822-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sauve Qui Peut
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-09224-1 / 978-0-571-09224-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sauve Qui Peut: Stories
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon