If there is such a thing as a comfort food book, Bemelmans' stories are it.
His evocative tales of grand hotel life have a reporter's eye for sensory detail, yet he always manages to bathe his world and it's lovable characters in the mood of a fairytale.
Meet the girl-hungry hotel Magician, Kalakobe the African cook, Mr Sigsag, Monsieur Victor, Mespoulet and an unforgettable cast of down but not yet out hotel employees.
A feast of food writing. And once you've read one Bemelmans' tale you fall in love and want to read the lot.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/10/2002
- Category: Autobiography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780091887872