Hardback The last banquet / Jonathan Grimwood.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857868794 (hbk.) :
Jean-Marie d'Aumout is many things. Orphan, soldier, diplomat, spy, lover. And chef. This is his story. We meet Jean-Marie d'Aumout as a penniless orphan eating beetles by the side of a road. His fate is changed after an unlikely encounter finds him patronage and he is sent to military academy. Despite his frugal roots, and thanks to wit and courage in great measure, he grows up to become a diplomat and spy.
359 pages ; 23 cm