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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives, HICKMAN, Katie

Author Name    HICKMAN, Katie

Title   Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives

Binding   Softcover; Trade PB

Book Condition   Very Good-

Edition   Reprint

Size   321 pages

Publisher   London Flamingo c1999,2000

ISBN Number    0006387802 / 9780006387800

Illustrator   B&W Photographs

Seller ID   6438

Spine creases, light edgewear, circular black sticker "Now a major adaption for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour" on front cover. Pages yellowed but clean, page edges rippled and have a few smudges; none loose.; 'In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, this book offers the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West, and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history.

Drawing on letters, private journals, and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, the author, (also the daughter of a man in the British diplomatic service) explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Touching on the lives of nearly 100 diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), "Daughters of Britannia" is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least heralded participants.'

Women British Woman Author Diplomacy Women's History Vita Sackville-West Lady Diana Cooper Great Britain Correspondence

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