The Honorary Consul
Registered by Stoepbrak of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 6/2/2016
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Synopsis (credit: back cover)
In a provincial Argentinian town a group of revolutionaries kidnap the wrong man.
Their victim — Charley Fortnum, the 'Honorary Consul' — is sixty-one years old, living on whisky and his disputed status as British consul. In this gripping tragi-comedy, Graham Greene explores the far-reaching repercussions of the bungled kidnap.
On the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die List.
(Bought second-hand at My Bookshop, Die Boord, Stellenbosch.)
The book forms part of my permanent collection.
Graham Greene at his best. No character is oversimplified, no setting without authenticity.