Книга: Bonfiglioli Kyril «All the Tea in China»

All the Tea in China

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After committing a crime anyone but a close relative might forgive, Karli Mortdecai Van Cleef leaves Holland double-quick with his uncle's buckshot lodged firmly in the seat of his breeches. Discretion being the least-idiotic part of valour he decides to hide far away in London, among the tea shops and opium dens. On savouring these Eastern delicacies and knowing an opportunity when he sups upon one, young Karli throws in his lot with an opium clipper bound for China's high seas. Life on the ocean waves, however, is full of perils for an officer and his sensitive digestive tract: mountainous waves, an encounter with a malodorous slave ship, the captain's wife's pulse-racingly brief wardrobe, several hordes of pirates, mutiny, the ship's cook's fondness for curry - to name but a few. All the Tea in China is a swaggering, rip-snorting, buckler-swashing tale about one of the men who - for a reasonable fee - made Britain great.

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (2014)

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BONFIGLIOLI, Kyril

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Источник: BONFIGLIOLI, Kyril

См. также в других словарях:

  • all the tea in china — If someone won t do something for all the tea in China, they won t do it no matter how much money they are offered …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • all the tea in China — noun Something priceless or invaluable. I wouldnt trade you away for all the tea in China …   Wiktionary

  • all the tea in China —    If someone won t do something for all the tea in China, they won t do it no matter how much money they are offered.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all the tea in China — See not for all the tea in China …   English idioms

  • All the tea in China —   If someone won t do something for all the tea in China, they won t do it no matter how much money they are offered …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not for all the tea in China — informal old fashioned phrase used for saying that nothing could persuade you to do something Thesaurus: ways of saying nosynonym Main entry: tea * * * not for all the tea in China informal + old fashioned : not for any reason I would never… …   Useful english dictionary

  • would (not) (do something) for all the tea in China — old fashioned if you say that you would not do something for all the tea in China, you mean that nothing could persuade you to do it. I wouldn t be a teacher for all the tea in China …   New idioms dictionary

  • not for all the tea in China —    To say that you would not do something for all the tea in China means that you would not do it under any conditions.     I wouldn t live there for all the tea in China …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not for all the tea in China — no; never; not if you gave me all the tea in China    Would you like to live in space? No. Not for all the tea in China! …   English idioms

  • not\ for\ all\ the\ tea\ in\ China — • not for the world • not for all the coffee in Brazil • not for all the tea in China • not for anything in the world • not for love or money • not for worlds adv. phr. Not at any price; not for anything. I wouldn t hurt his feelings for the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • for all the tea in China — (not) for any reward whatever ● tea …   Useful english dictionary


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