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Diplomatic Incidents: Memoirs of an (Un)diplomatic Wife by [Denman, Cherry]
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'Charming . . . delightful, a collection of lively, jolly anecdotes [which] can be dipped into as and when you fancy. Cherry is smashing, high-spirited, fond of a good joke, and she can be blissfully rude' (Daily Mail)

'Deliciously rude, scandalously funny and crammed with quite interesting bits' (John Lloyd)

'This diplomat's wife reveals the riotous truth about their perilous postings' (Mail on Sunday)

'Denman's accuracy and effusive wit . . . had me cheering out loud' (The Times)

'I can honestly say it's funniest book that I've read for a long time . . . Cherry has obviously revelled in her life abroad, diplomatic or not. Read the book and enjoy' (Oxford Times)

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The candid memoirs of an (un)diplomatic wife

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2825 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (13 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TSD9US
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #317,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having been involved in a small part of this world myself I was delighted to find this book and found some of it very amusing and recognisable. I did find the constant amusing stories a bit wearing towards the and the book is firmly about a certain type of middle class British family abroad.
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This is a very amusing book. Cherry Denman has an open mind, a ready wit and a good turn of phrase. She is an experienced traveller and has a very British outlook on life, stiff upper lip, sense of humour and love of the ridiculous.

This is a light and simple read with some good laugh out loud moments and is perfect to pop into the suitcase
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This is a laugh out book , the trouble is the vision remains prompting further impromptu giggles at inappropriate times.Read it and travel to far flung outposts of the diplomatic service, but forget the glamour and be prepared for anything.
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Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. Having been an expat myself in some 'hardship' postings I could relate to quite a lot of it. I could tell you multiple stories from my lives abroad (only not so well) which may sound equally preposterous but are absolutely true. This book is fun. It is not a hard hitting social commentary. Enjoy it for what it is.
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Format: Hardcover
I was disappointed with this book. It certainly has it's funny moments. In fact, at times, it seems to have a few too many of them. The woman who gave birth in the middle of the earthquake with the hospital staff 'propping up the doorways so they wouldn't collapse'. (Did they really?) If it were just one anecdote like this, I might think it was amusing. But a whole book of them begins to sound just a little exaggerated.

The book isn't multi-dimensional enough to enable someone who has never experienced being a diplomatic wife abroad to understand or even begin to picture the experience; yet someone who has, or who has simply travelled a lot, is left wondering whether she had any experiences in foreign countries other than cocktail parties in embassies (which she didn't enjoy, incidentally).

Cherry reassures us that 'she wouldn't have missed it for the world'. But, when her book seems to lurch from moans about the inadequacy of her maids to complaints about cockroaches, I was left wondering, why?
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Format: Hardcover
This is one of the funniest books I have read. I have tried twice now to read out the story of Cherry fondling her son only to find it was someone else and have collapsed on both occasions. As with 'Yes Minister', the stories and anecdotes are the funnier because they are so plausible and for that reason alone this book has a more serious value than to entertain. It provides a real insight into the life of those who have to live overseas. 'Diplomatic Incidents' also says a lot about one of the great civil service institutions of Britain the 'FO'; long may it continue to harbour eccentrics and people with such insights - thank you Cherry Denman.
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Format: Hardcover
The delivery service was great the book was quite dull, the most interesting pieces had been published in the Mail on Sunday
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Format: Hardcover
Lightly written stories of diplomatic life, full of an excellent insight into the diplomat's family adapting to different cultures and climates. Each chapter stands on its own, thus making a good occasional read. Some very good tips on, for instance, how to empty a pomegranate of its pips. The author calls herself '(un) diplomatic', but only shows how her sense of humour helped make the life of a diplomat's family possible.
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