Overview:Nicholas Meets Barrington: The Personal Journey of a Former Diplomat - Nicholas Meets Barrington tells the story of a mid 20th century young life that blossoms into diplomacy at the tail end of imperial Britain. Coming from an ordinary family, Nicholas Barrington made his mark as a diplomat in a series of postings ending as High Commissioner in Pakistan. In these captivating memoirs, Barrington describes his childhood during World War II, his family background, his education at Repton School, his two years doing National Service in the army and his time at Cambridge where he earned a First in Law.Readers are introduced to a vast array of characters with whom a diplomat of Sir Nicholas's standing would have crossed paths in his 37 years as a career diplomat. From the accounts of his travels in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Egypt, Barrington presents his interest in building bridges between East and West, Islam and Christianity, which he pursued during both his diplomatic career and in his life after retirement.What emerges is an engaging account a colourful life with multi-faceted interests, including a love of art, antiquities, poetry and amateur dramatics. The author explores the stresses of balancing a rich range of experiences with the demands of life in the foreign service with amusing stories which humanise the experiences of diplomacy and international politics. As befits a diplomat who was something of a dilettante, the story is told with frankness and wit and will provide unique and enjoyable insights into a fascinating life.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726890-9781780768007. It was written by the following authors: Nicholas Barrington. Book Nicholas Meets Barrington: The Personal Journey of a Former Diplomat, which can be read online, published by the company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Society, Biography, True Stories, Politics, Education, History. The book was published on 2013-12-17. It has 280 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 667 g. File for download Nicholas Meets Barrington: The Personal Journey of a Former Diplomat has PDF format and is called nicholas-meets-barrington-the-personal-journey-of-a-former-diplomat.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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