|Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich|
This chapter takes place in Munich in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten which (and they're not paying me for this) I can honestly say does a very good job at afternoon tea. Much better than the Hotel Kempinski in Hamburg, though neither of them compare with Fortnum & Mason in London. But as a nice place to sit and watch expensive people going about their expensive business (without having to spend too much money yourself) I can recommend tea in the lobby of the Vier Jahreszeiten.
The story so far ...
After receiving complaints from Colonal Kaiec, Celia's boss Dr Lenz suspends her from the restoration project in Istria while the department considers whether or not she should be fired. This, combined with the attack on her in Venice, the burglary at her flat and the feeling that maybe her missing brother Ned wants to stay missing, depresses Celia and she starts to regret her attempts to track him down. To her considerable surprise, she is sent a bunch of flowers by Colonal Kaiec with a request to meet him. But what can he possibly have to say to her?