Diplomatic Baggage - Brigid Keenan

Diplomatic Baggage

Adventures of a Trailing Spouse

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Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 320
ISBN: 9781526654915
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«Brigid Keenan vividly evokes both the oddities and loneliness, even today, of being the "other half" of a diplomat. Immediate and intimate, poignant and very funny; it is as if she is talking to the reader. Her eagle-eyed observation of human behaviour and far flung experiences made me laugh out loud»

«She is consistently herself, an observant journalist with a beady eye for local eccentricities ... Life with Brigid Keenan could never be boring»

Country Life

«A wonderful picaresque take on the travails of expat life, and an absolutely delicious read ... There are not many books that have actually made me cry from laughing, but this is one of them»

, Sunday Times

«Wonderfully funny and mischievous ... It really did make me laugh out loud. Brigid Keenan is quite as hilarious a comic invention as Bridget Jones, only she's REAL»

«With a glorious sense of the ridiculous, she depicts herself as a hyperventilating hysteric, who sobs her doom-ridden fantasies into reality»

Spectator

«Very few books these days make me laugh out loud - this one provoked loud hoots at the rate of three per page. It's the funniest thing I've read since Jilly Cooper stopped writing properly and turned to sex and four-letter words. If this isn't a runaway best-seller I'll run away myself and live in Kazakhstan»

«The story sparkles, flies, delights. You love Keenan, the weepy, flighty, funny bit of diplomatic baggage but a part of your heart goes out to AW, her partner, who puts up and shuts up. But what makes this book special is how with a light touch Keenan exposes the dark corners, the frustrations, the dilemmas of those who go forth to represent their country. The grand houses and lifestyles hide so much, silence so many. But not Bridget Keenan»

«Vogue loves ... Diplomatic Baggage»

Vogue

«Perfect ... surprising, astute, brilliantly observed and very human»

, Guardian

«Thirty years of far-flung postings later, she has acquired enough farcical experiences to make this memoir irresistible»

Mail on Sunday

«Life is what you make of it - you can't just sit there and let it happen to you - you've got to grab opportunities with both hands, or you risk boredom at least, depression and deathbed regrets at worst. Women have not been raised to understand the importance of this. Brigid Keenan rams the message home with hilarity. This is an important book, written by a very funny writer»

«I found myself laughing out loud three or four times a page. Quite unlike anything else I have read: sad, touching, honest and observant»