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On Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service - review & interview with the Author

  I was sent On Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service by Sir Michael Burton at the start of October this year and quite frankly I feel it should be on everyone’s Christmas wish list!   From a conversation with his father “Mike You’re good at languages” “Yes” “That means you go into the Diplomatic service” Sir Michael ended up becoming a diplomat “working for the Queen & this country”   First started in 2011 Sir Michael’s fascinating memoir takes us through his life, wartime childhood and school days and family life in a wonderful vibrant tale allowing to see British Diplomacy in the real world and while allowing us a look at how the British government runs. He takes us through his assignments from the Arab world through to Germany in his time there as the “wall fell” and the details and incredible negotiations to create a unified Germany. We see interactions with four prime ministers, an American president, an Arab king and a master Soviet spy! We also get a gorgeous look at Royal Visi

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