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    DescriptionFrom the best-selling author of It's All Greek to Me! comes a wild tale of life and business in the brave new Russia. John Mole went to seek his fortune in the New Russia revolution with his Big Idea of setting up British baked potato restaurants to rival McDonald's and Pizza Hut, and came back with the rights for a revolutionary biotechnology for cleaning air pollution. In between he tangled with fantasists and scientists, Stalinists and Tolkeinists, hopeful oligarchs and hopeless biznismyen,A" muggers and, finally, the mafia. Sometimes sinister, often hilarious and always fascinating, this book is a Russian feast from caviar to samovar.


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    Title
    I Was a Potato Oligarch
    Subtitle
    Travels and Travails in the New Russia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Mole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857885095
    ISBN 10: 1857885090
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Subject Code: BS
    Libri: I-BS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A48204000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS035000, BUS025000, BIO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV023000
    DC22: 914.70486, 338.040947
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338/.040947
    LC classification: HD62.5 .M62 2008
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: WTH, KJH, KJK, WTL
    Publisher
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Mole has had a varied international career, from banking in the USA and Athens to jacket potato restaurants in Russia. He is also a well-known author of comic novels, as well as the perennial bestseller Mind Your Manners and It's All Greek To Me!. For more information, please visit his website at www.johnmole.com
    Review quote
    "A fantastic read."Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4 "I Was a Potato Oligarch is the charming, witty and utterly hilarious telling of Mole's real-life experiences in a Russia still coming to terms with capitalism and competition...Mole is a bright, resourceful guy but his most valuable traits are his biting sense of humour and a willingness to take every setback in his stride. Bearing comparison easily with the likes of David Sedaris, Mole's story makes for a wonderful read."The Sunday Business Post, 25th May 2008"Very readable and very funny" Clarissa Dickson Wright author of Spilling the Beans"Funny and perceptive, it gives a vivid and sympathetic picture of what Russians are really like, and how they manage to survive and enjoy themselves in their often chaotic country." Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to Moscow 1988-1992, and author of Across the Moscow River and Moscow 1941 e