Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse

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Brigid Keenan was a glamorous and successful young London fashion journalist. But falling in love with a diplomat saw her leave behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in the forests of Nepal. Thirty years later (at the farewell party for the Papal Nuncio in Kazakhstan), Brigid found herself wondering whether her decision had been the right one. This is her marvelous account of life as a "trailing spouse"?an endlessly engaging tale of diplomatic protocol, difficult teenagers, ...

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Overview

Brigid Keenan was a glamorous and successful young London fashion journalist. But falling in love with a diplomat saw her leave behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in the forests of Nepal. Thirty years later (at the farewell party for the Papal Nuncio in Kazakhstan), Brigid found herself wondering whether her decision had been the right one. This is her marvelous account of life as a "trailing spouse"—an endlessly engaging tale of diplomatic protocol, difficult teenagers, homesickness, frustrated career aspirations, witch doctors, and giant jumping spiders.

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"A wonderful picaresque take on the travails of expat life…It made me cry from laughing."  —The Sunday Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719567261
  • Publisher: Murray, John Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,002,271
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Brigid Keenan has worked on Nova, edited sections of the Sunday Times and contributed a regular column to Punch and Sainsbury's Magazine. The author of four previous books, she is married to the EU's man in Brussels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2006

    Don't leave home without this book.

    This is absolutely one of the funniest books I have ever read and anyone who has lived abroad in the diplomatic corps will howl with laughter. Non-stop. You must buy this book.

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