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Publisher Description

In this fascinating BBC Radio series, Katie Hickman examines the lives of 'diplomatic women' through their letters and diaries. From the first exploratory expeditions into foreign lands, through the heyday of the British Empire and still today, the foreign service has been shaped and run behind the scenes by the wives of ambassadors and minor civil servants. Accompanying their spouses in the most extraordinary, tough, sometimes terrifying circumstances, they have struggled to bring their civilization with them. Their stories - from ambassadresses downwards - never before told, are a feast of eccentricity, genuine hardship and genuine heroism, and make for a hilarious and compelling series.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
KH
Katie Hickman
LENGTH
04:22
hr min
RELEASED
2012
August 1
PUBLISHER
BBC Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
236.6
MB