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When she arrived at the Foreign Office for an appointment with the Head of Personnel, he had been double booked. Once I put in a live bird and all the dinner guests clapped. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address. While her husband was working as a diplomat this was impossible as, according to Foreign Office tradition, she was expected to support and travel with him.

The first visitors were the Italian wives. Most interesting perhaps, she describes the institutional rudeness of those, ironically, employed in the practice of diplomacy. And it might be impossible to fully cater for the needs of a spouse and a family if you are asking them to decamp every few years to follow the breadwinner.

Indeed the text is divided with a drawing of a cocktail glass. Her face was set in a habitual expression of haughty contempt. That was particularly interesting for me because I lived for three years in one of those countries Libya and I have spent and still do spend a great deal of time in another Saudi Arabia.

It contains throwaway anecdotes about people extinguishing incendiary bombs in their pyjamas and singing madrigals in the desert. Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability.

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She did not arrive that morning. He had been in the Foreign Office since and the book recounts their married and family life. Instead of seeking to set the record straight for posterity or settle old scores, she simply recounts what life was like in the countries to which her husband was posted. It was only a matter of time before I found myself in a chiffon evening dress rolling cylinders round the garden in search of a full one.

Extracts Foreign cookers often proved problematic. We use this information to create a better experience for all users.

Extracts Foreign cookers often proved problematic