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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

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Diplomatic Baggage
Brigid Keenan
Brigid Keenan
Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780719567261
Price : 599

About the book
When Sunday Times fashion journalist Brigid Keenan married the love of her life in the late Sixties, little idea did she have of the rollercoaster journey they would make around the world together - with most things going horribly awry while being obliged to keep the straightest face and put their best feet forward.

For he was a diplomat - and Brigid found herself the smiling face of the European Union in locales ranging from Kazakhstan to Trinidad. Finding herself miserable for the first time in a career into which many would have long ago thrown the towel, she found herself asking (during a farewell party for the Papal Nuncio): was it worth it?

As this stream of it-really-happened-to-me stories shows, it most certainly was - if only for our vicarious bewilderment at how exactly you throw a buffet dinner during a public mourning period in Syria, remain viable as a fashion journalist when taste-wise you are three seasons out of it and geographically a world away, make people believe that there are actually terrible things going on in paradise, be a good mother AND save some of the finest architecture in Damascus and Brussels from demolition - seemingly all simultaneously.

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Brigid Keenan
Brigid Keenan was born in India and educated in England and France. She has been Fashion Editor of the Sunday Times and Women's Editor of The Observer. While travelling the world with her diplomat hus...(+)
Brigid Keenan
Brigid Keenan was born in India and educated in England and France. She has been Fashion Editor of the Sunday Times and Women's Editor of The Observer. While travelling the world with her diplomat hus...(+)