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Biographies & Memoirs / Biography / Daughters of Britannia. The lives and times of diplomatic wives by Katie Hickman
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
- Book Title: Daughters of Britannia. The lives and times of diplomatic wives
- Author: Katie Hickman
- ISBN: 0002557142
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Year Published: 1999
- Our Normal Price: £17.60 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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- Description: HarperCollins, 1999, first edition: dark blue hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: approximately 6 x 9.5" tall: maps to endpapers: 323 pages, including index: centrefold of black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: Using biographical detail and social history Katie Hickman describes and analyses the varied lives and remarkable experiences of approximately a hundred women ( wives, sisters and daughters) who accompanied British Diplomats serving throughout the world between 1661 and 1995. Letters, private journals, memoirs and contemporary verbal accounts were the basis of her account of the extremes of diplomatic service- pomp and glittering ceremony , privilege and excesses, isolation and primitivity , illness and bereavement, even kidnappings, assassination attempts and wars -a miscellany of high drama and domestic life . Condition upper edge of dust jacket slightly rubbed: bookseller's label to front dust jacket flap: overall very clean, firm and good withI unclipped dust jacket.
- Condition: See Above
- Dustcover: Yes
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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