Pay, Pack, And Follow: Memoirs Jane Ewart-Biggs

ISBN: 9780897331869

Published: December 31st 1986

Hardcover

241 pages


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Pay, Pack, And Follow: Memoirs  by  Jane Ewart-Biggs

Pay, Pack, And Follow: Memoirs by Jane Ewart-Biggs
December 31st 1986 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 241 pages | ISBN: 9780897331869 | 7.43 Mb

The author describes her experiences as the wife of a British diplomat, and explains how she rebuilt her life when her husband, then English ambassador to Ireland, was assassinated by the IRA.Ewart-Biggs epitomized the high-ranking diplomats wife.MoreThe author describes her experiences as the wife of a British diplomat, and explains how she rebuilt her life when her husband, then English ambassador to Ireland, was assassinated by the IRA.Ewart-Biggs epitomized the high-ranking diplomats wife.

She was an accomplished, elegant hostess to a glittering array of guests and a devoted mother and wife who shared the political idealism of her husband, Christopher, who served as second-in-command of several British embassiesin Algeria during its volatile independence struggle and then in calmer Paris. The authors behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of diplomacy comprise the bulk of the book.

She discusses, among other things, the feeling of dislocation from ones own culture that is a by-product of the peripatetic existence- the significant role played by foreign-service wives- and such esoterica as the art of placement at formal dinners. This rarefied existence came to a tragic end when Christopher, the Queens ambassador in Dublin for only two months, was assassinated by the IRA. The last chapters recount the authors attempts to deal with her loss and reconstitute her life, which led to her becoming a peer in the House of Lords and an active worker for peace in Northern Ireland.

(Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.)- summarised from Amazon, including a review from Publishers Weekly



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