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Daughters of Britannia: the lives and times of diplomatic wives

By: Hickman, Katie

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02974

ISBN: 0002557142

Condition: Very Good


A mixture of poignant biography and marvellously entertaining social history. This book is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Touching on the lives of nearly a hundred diplomatic wives, as well as sisters and daughters, this 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 and least-known participants. There is light discolouration to the text block ed... View more info

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The Duff Cooper Diaries

By: Norwich, John Julius.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Publishing: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03411

ISBN: 0297848437

Condition: Very Good


Duff Cooper was a first-rate witness of- and often a first-hand participant in - just about every significant political development that occurred between 1941 and his death forty years latter. There is light edgewear to the D/J and its corners. There is also the ghost of a label on the front panel. A good tight copy. View more info

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John Buchan and His World

By: Smith, Janet Adam

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson Ltd: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03394

ISBN: 0500130671

Condition: Very Good


The author has had wide access to his family papers including previously unpublished photographs , and provides a penetrating insight into this statesman-cum-writer-cum country gentleman. The D/J shows light edge ware. A good ,clean and tight copy View more info

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Within the Fringe

By: Stuart , James

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, The Bodley Head: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03399

Condition: Very Good


James Stuart - Viscount Stuart of Findhorn - was an M.P. for thirty six unbroken years, twenty two of them in the main stream of political events. Perhaps the chief distinction of this book is its unpretentious style; and yet the author has, when he thinks fit, sharp things to say of people and politics. The author has written a short note to a friend on the ffep which he also signed. There is light spotting to the top od the text block, and light shelf-wear to the D/J e... View more info

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The First Summit : Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay 1941.

By: Wilson A, Theodore

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Macdonald & C0 ( publishers ) Ltd: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02795

Condition: Very Good


Britain had been at war for two years. She had seen her forces driven from Europe and her Allies struck down. Churchill wanted to talk strategy with Roosevelt , on the assumption that America would soon be playing an active part in the fighting.The President's position wasn't so clear-cut. The author has produced a vivid narrative of the events of August 1941, revealing new insights into Roosevelt's somewhat bizaare working methods, providing graphic details of the discu... View more info