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Body of Contention By John Haylock

Body of Contention

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Set in the 1960's, in Tangier's Hotel Ritz, a run-down establishment, peopled by a menagerie of eccentric expats. Michael has fled England after a minor sex scandal, and Rhoda, the resident grande dame, has taken a platonic interest in Abdelsalam, a young hotel waiter.
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Body of Contention by John Haylock

In his funniest novel to date, John Haylock shifts his lovale to '60s Tangier. The settin gis the Hotel Ritz, a run-down establishment peopled by a menagerie of eccentric ex-patriots. Micheal has fled England after a minor sex scandal. Rhoda, the resident grande dame, has taken a platonic interest in Abdelsalam, a young hotel waiter. All is fine until Janet, a wealthy young heiress, arrives for a visit...and falls madly in love with Abdelsalam. Haylock captures with unerring accuracy the petty jealousies endemic in expatriate communities, and with great humour.

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"Hilarious...Haylock is an accomplished teller of anecdotes" - Francis King, Spectator

About John Haylock


From an early age John Haylock was fascinated with abroad, in particular the East. He believes that one cannot properly know a place until one has set up house there. He has lived in Baghdad, Tokyo, Cyprus, Cairo, Tangier and Chiang Mai. He is the author of over twenty books. Arcadia Books has published his autobiography, Eastern Exchange, plus the novels Doubtful Partners, Body of Contention, Loose Connections and his most recent Sex Gets In The Way in 2006.

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GOR002504178
Body of Contention by John Haylock
John Haylock
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Arcadia Books
1999-07-10
196
1900850249
9781900850247
N/A
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