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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natalie | 1/17/2014

    " Dinah said it all... And I could not have said it better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lena | 12/31/2013

    " It's interesting but, after the Courtesans debacle, I'm never quite sure how accurate Katie Hickman is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katrina | 12/11/2013

    " Lovely reading about the perils and adventures of British diplomatic wives. Entertaining and instructive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 12/3/2013

    " Although a bit repetitive, it does give quite an interesting overview of the life of diplomatic wives from the 17th century on. Some fascinating descriptions. A good bus read that you can dip in and out of. "

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About the Author
Author Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman is the author of five books, including two bestselling history books, Courtesans and Daughters of Britannia. She has written two travel books, Travels with a Circus, which was shortlisted for the 1993 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, and Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon. She is the author of the novel The Quetzal Summer, for which she was listed for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. Katie lives in London with her two children and her husband, the philosopher A. C. Grayling.