Daughters Of Britannia: The Lives And Times Of Diplomatic Wives

August 6, 2002|
Daughters Of Britannia: The Lives And Times Of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman
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In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia 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, Katie Hickman 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.

Title:Daughters Of Britannia: The Lives And Times Of Diplomatic Wives
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.92 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.92 in
Published:August 6, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060934231

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