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Mission London (Paperback)

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The new Bulgarian ambassador to London is determined to satisfy the whims of his bosses at all costs. Putting himself at the mercy of a shady PR-agency, he is promised direct access to the very highest social circles. Meanwhile, on the lower levels of the embassy, things are not as they should be. With criminal gangs operating in the kitchens, police on the trail of missing ducks from Richmond Park and a sexy Princess Diana impersonator employed as the cleaner, how is an ambassador supposed to do his job? Combining the themes of corruption, confusion and outright incompetence, Popov masterly brings together the multiple plot lines in a sumptuous carnival of frenzy and futile vanity, allowing the illusions and delusions of the post-communist society to be reflected in their glorious absurdity!

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Istros Books Publication Date: 01/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9781908236180  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alek Popov (born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1966), graduated from "St. Constantine Cyril Philosopher Lyceum for Ancient Languages and Cultures" and later received MA in Literature from Sofia University "St. Clement of Ohrid". Popov's short stories have been published in German, Polish, Czech, Serbian, Turkish, Italian, English, Croatian, Slovenian etc. Alek Popov is author of the novel "Mission London" based on his colourful impressions as Cultural Attache at the Bulgarian Embassy in the UK. "Mission London" was translated into 14 languages to date. The film after the novel became the most frequented Bulgarian movie for the last 20 years. It won the Unbribable Award of Transparency International Croatia's program "Culture against Corruption" in 2011. Popov's second novel "The Black Box" appeared in German, Serbian, Turkish and Polish. His most recent play - "Blacksmiths" was put on stage in 2012 and was nominated for the Askreer Awards. The story after the play was included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press). Popov's third novel "The Palavei Sisters" was published in spring 2013. For his literary works Popov has received numerous awards including Elias Canetti Prize 2007; the Helikon Prize 2002; the National Drama Award Ivan Radoev etc. In 2012 Alek Popov was elected a corresponding member of Bulgarian Academy of Science in the field of Arts. He is member of the board of the Bulgarian PEN Centre and member of the editorial board of Granta-Bulgaria magazine.

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