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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053103
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

After The Banquet




Excitement is running high in the Adams family. Mr Finch, after a long career in secret government
work, is to be knighted - which means that Chinese Lady will become a real 'Lady'! What with having
to find a new outfit suitable for the occasion, and worrying about whether she'll have to curtsey to
the King, the redoubtable matriarch of the Adams family scarcely knows if she's coming or going.
Her grandson Paul, meanwhile, working for the Young Socialists, is worried at what his fiery colleague Lucy will say if she learns that he has titled connections. And Sammy, trying to rebuild his clothing business after the War, is horrified at the growing fashion for denim jeans, which even the young ladies of the family seem to be wearing. Should he forsake his beliefs that girls should dress like girls and start stocking these objectionable garments?
All differences are resolved, as the great day dawns when the Adams family goes to the Palace for
their proudest moment.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053103
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born into a samurai family and imbued with the code of complete control over mind and body, and loyalty to the Emperor – the same code that produced the austerity and self-sacrifice of Zen. He wrote countless short stories and thirty-three plays, in some of which he acted. Several films have been made from his novels, including The Sound of Waves; Enjo, which was based on The Temple of the Golden Pavilion; and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea. Among his other works are the novels Confessions of a Mask and Thirst For Love and the short-story collections Death in Midsummer and Acts of Worship.

The Sea of Fertility tetralogy, however, is his masterpiece. After Mishima conceived the idea of The Sea of Fertility in 1964, he frequently said he would die when it was completed. On November 25th, 1970, the day he completed The Decay of the Angel, the last novel of the cycle, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide) at the age of forty-five.

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