- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Viking (4 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670921033
- ISBN-13: 978-0670921034
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.6 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Spanish Ambassador's Suitcase: Stories from the Diplomatic Bag Hardcover – 4 Oct 2012
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About the Author
After working in the Foreign Office then serving as a Conservative MP, Matthew Parris joined The Times in 1988. He writes two weekly columns for The Times and one for the Spectator, and in 2011 won the Best Columnist Award at the British Press awards. His acclaimed autobiography Chance Witness was published by Penguin in 2003. He is a frequent broadcaster.
Andrew Bryson is a radio journalist working in the BBC's Business and Economic Unit. He frequently works as a producer on Radio 4's Today programme and on Radio 5 Live.
Together they wrote the highly successful Parting Shots, published by Viking in 2010.
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Top Customer Reviews
An interesting and informative read. Highly recommended.
Andrew Parris uses his personal stories along with stored Archive from The Fforeign Office
The result is a series of despatch s sent by Ambassadors which are interesting. amusing and a little bizarre.
Ita a good read so far
Anyhoo, it is perfect to kill a few minutes here and there just don't expect to learn too much about UK foreign policy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful stories never meant for the public eye or ear. As an ex-diplomat, albeit a junior one, I can fully appreciate the thoughts and feelings which went into most of these... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amlodhi
Very enjoyable, witty and ironic. At least it shows that at least one department of our government can take a wry look at life in the world of diplomacy,Published 8 months ago by Joyce Holmes
Total chuckles with the elegant put downs from Ambassadors world wide.Published 9 months ago by Bill
I don't usually laugh out loud when I read a book but this book is an honourable exception.Published 10 months ago by Luton bookworm
I like Matthew Parris, and read his newspaper column on a regular basis, but this book was a disappointment. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hugh Millar
sad to say my tablet has yet to receive this book from Amazon. I have search my book shelf (few books on it) my husband has search and my son who has a degree in computer science... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Emmas Mum
Bought as a present and really enjoyed it. Perfect book for a traveller!Published 18 months ago by LadyG