Monday, January 20, 2014
the foreign service - in print and on the small screen
I have recently been reading 'The Royals and the Roaches' by Patricia Hughes. I sort of feel like my mother could have written it except she was a communicator's wife and a foreign service secretary herself. But I think my Mom and Patricia are probably about the same age and were both around when 'the wives were fired.' I enjoyed the book and may be more inclined to give a few more dinner parties.
I loved this movie. Documentary rather. Available on Netflix or here. Most shocking part - it's all real! Also, thank goodness no Americans make an appearance in this movie. Also, never ever agree to Bangui on the bid list!