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Beach Babylon

Beach Babylon

Author(s): Imogen Edwards Jones, Anonymous

Location(s): The Maldives

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



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The TripFiction team conjectures from events in the book, that this book is set in The Maldives: however the book only acknowledges that is set somewhere exotic. The book alludes to it being a Muslim country, there is an incident whereby alcohol is confiscated from arriving passengers at the airport: Colombo, Singapore, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Dubai are all not far away….

How does it feel to live and work in the world’s most beautiful and luxurious tropical island resort, surrounded by white sandy beaches and aquamarine seas? How does it feel to be in the lap of luxury when you’re thousands of miles from anywhere else? And when the guests are some of the richest and most demanding people in the world, where do you find the energy every day to smile, smile and smile again?

Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a five-star tropical island resort. Do all the stories which take place behind the closed doors of the exclusive spa have happy endings? What do the world’s richest people expect from room service during their fortnight in paradise? What does the windsurfing instructor do to keep sane after hours?

In the bestselling tradition of her previous Babylon books, Imogen Edwards-Jones investigates the rivalries and alliances between the staff at a resort where pandering to the guests’ most extravagant whims is de rigueur. With a cast of millionaires, celebrities, hangers-on and prostitutes, Beach Babylon takes you to a world where extreme luxury is the norm and where excess somehow isn’t always enough…

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This book follows a week in the life of a Hotel Manager at a luxury 6 star resort. An island in the middle of nowhere for the rich and famous – very readable. Great...

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