About this book
A new novel from the acclaimed author of "What A Carve Up!" and "The Rotters' Club", this is a romantic espionage comedy set in 1958, at the biggest World's Fair of the century, Expo 58 in Brussels. When London civil servant Thomas Foley is sent along, he finds himself in a very different world to drab Cold War Britain. 'Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache' "Sunday Times"
London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century.