All The Tea In China

All The Tea In China by Kyril Bonfiglioli
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ISBN
9780141003863
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
272
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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After committing a crime anyone but a close relative might forgive, Karli Mortdecai Van Cleef leaves Holland double-quick with his uncle's buckshot lodged firmly in the seat of his breeches. Discretion being the least-idiotic part of valour he decides to hide far away in London, among the tea shops and opium dens. On savouring these Easter delicacies and knowing an opportunity when he sups upon one, young Karli throws in his lot with an opium clipper bound for China's high seas.

Life on the ocean waves, however, is full of perils for an officer and his sensitive digestive tract: mountainous seas, an encounter with a malodorous slave ship, the captain's wife's pulse-racingly brief wardrobe, several hordes of pirates, mutiny, the ship's cook's fondness for curry - to name but a few.

'All The Tea In China' is a swaggering, rip-snorting, buckler-swashing tale about one of the men who - for a reasonable fee - made Britain great.
ISBN:
9780141003863
Publication Date:
24 / 04 / 2002
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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