1st U.S. ed.
301 p. ; 25 cm.
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2010.
Stories gathered "while on my travels around the world. Ten of them are based on known incidents ... while the remaining five are the result of my imagination"--Foreword.
Subtitle from jacket.
Stuck on you -- The queen's birthday telegram -- High heels -- Blind date -- Where there's a will -- Double-cross -- 'I will survive' -- A good eye -- Members only -- The undiplomatic diplomat -- The luck of the Irish -- Politically correct -- Better the devil you know -- No room at the inn -- Caste-off.
Fifteen short pieces are set in various world regions and include "Members Only," in which a young man's life is transformed by a Christmas cracker.