When leaving a foreign posting, Britain's ambassadors were encouraged to write a valedictory despatch until the practice was abolished in 2006. Unlike the usual style of the diplomatic bag, these last reports from foreign posts were unbuttoned, indiscreet and often very funny. This book compiles the best examples
PublishedLondon: Viking, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson
ISBN: 0670919284, 9780670919284
386 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Ambassadors Great Britain Correspondence.; Diplomatic and consular service, British.; Politics and Government.