I Came, I Saw, I Lost My Luggage, Paperback

I Came, I Saw, I Lost My Luggage Paperback

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


In the time it takes to get through Atlanta airport's luggage system, Peter Biddlecombe negotiates the perils of business life in twenty cities from Beirut to Budapest, all courtesy of another awe-inspiring expense account. This volume finds the first-class hero at his hilarious and thoughtful best; ostensibly developing contacts, striking deals and attending foreign delegations, he is an astute, informed commentator everywhere he goes, bringing a businessman's eye to bear on the economic and political challenges faced by both post-cold war Europe and the developing nations of Asia and Africa - while simultaneously over-testing the theory that a nation's culture is contained within its bars and restaurants. Whether power-shopping in Miami, attending a Finnish masterclass in the art of vodka-drinking, or simply lamenting the disappearance of the Trabant, Peter Biddlecombe is the perfect bon viveur in a hugely entertaining series of trips across the world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780349108124



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I'll have to work to find a book that disappoints me more than this one. I thought it would be humor. Well, the Introduction was funny. In fact, the description of the Atlanta airport had me in stitches (having been there myself) - "Worse still, land in Atlanta, Georga, where they have the craziest luggage system I've ever come across anywhere in the entire galaxy. You get your luggage from the carousel. You go through Immigration. You go through Customs. I'm not saying they're slow. It's just that the last time I went through my passport expired by the time I got up to the desk."But the rest of the book was full of all the negative things he has come to know of the countries he covered. About the only place that came off without the brunt of his scathing reports was Ho Chi Minh City. This one I am donating to the library booksale.

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