Hotel Splendide – Ludwig Bemelmans

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In this uproariously funny memoir, Ludwig Bemelmans uncovers the fabulous world of the Hotel Splendide, the luxury New York hotel where he worked as a waiter. With equal parts affection and barbed wit, he records the everyday chaos that reigns behind the smooth facades of the gilded dining room and banquet halls. In hilarious detail, Bemelmans sketches the hierarchy of hotel life and its strange and fascinating inhabitants: from the ruthlessly authoritarian maitre d’hotel Monsieur Victor to the kindly waiter Mespoulets to Frizl the homesick busboy.

Illustrated with his own charming line drawings, Bemelmans’ tales of a bygone era of extravagance are as charming as they are riotously entertaining.

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ISBN: 9781782277910 Category: Tags: ,

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Weight 0.176 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K