This book contains an introduction by Adam Thirlwell.
Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, "I Served the King of England" is a story of how the unbelievable came true.
Its remarkable hero, Ditie, is a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism.
Ditie's fantastic journey intertwines the political and the personal in a narrative that both enlightens and entertains.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/08/2009
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099540939