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Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an aeroplane, but seconds later found myself ... Read review
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Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse - Brigid Keenan

Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse - Brigid Keenan

Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 304 Publisher: Hodder When Sunday Times fashion ... more

journalist igid. 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 igid 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 mour...

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Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse by Keenan, Brigid (2006) - Brigid Keenan

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A diplomatic disgrace

AdvantagesThe funny parts are hilarious, some interesting cultural snippets

Disadvantagesmuch unnecessary political stuff; unlikeable author

"Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an aeroplane, but seconds later found myself involuntarily clenching my fists and seething in anger? But that is exactly how I felt, reading these memoirs of a "trailing spouse". A "trailing spouse", ..." Read review
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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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EAN 9780719567254
Type Non-Fiction
Genre Travel
Subgenre Travel Writing
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Title Diplomatic Baggage
Author Brigid Keenan
ISBN 0719567254

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