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The Resource All the tea in China : which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li, Kyril Bonfiglioli

All the tea in China : which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li, Kyril Bonfiglioli

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All the tea in China : which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li
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All the tea in China
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which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li
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Kyril Bonfiglioli
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eng
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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 Eastern 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 waves, 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
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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 Eastern 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 waves, 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.
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Bonfiglioli, Kyril
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Mortdecai
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  • Voyages and travels
  • Diseases
  • Mortdecai, Charlie (Fictitious character)
  • London (England)
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adult
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All the tea in China : which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li, Kyril Bonfiglioli
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volume
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text
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000053165904
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20 cm.
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258 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9780241971765
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(paperback)
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All the tea in China : which tells how Carolus Mortdecai Van Cleef set out to seek his fortune in London town, on the high seas, in India, the Treaty Ports of China and even in darkest Africa : and how he found it, predictably, in a place which has no longitude and precious li, Kyril Bonfiglioli
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053165904
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241971765
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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