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Diplomatic Baggage - Brigid Keenan

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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 jour...

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“A diplomatic disgrace”

published 05/10/2008

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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...

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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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