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David's Bookshop, Music & Cafe is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE

Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson, author talk and book signing

Matthew Parris - Times Columnist, author, broadcaster and former MP - and Andrew Bryson - BBC radio journalist - will introduce their new book, Parting Shots.

  • Tue Oct 26, 2010 - 19:30 pm
  • David's Bookshop

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. There was much settling of scores, some poking fun of foreigners, a degree of moaning about the privations of Embassy life - and sometimes a bit of serious analysis too. Based on a very successful BBC radio series, Matthew Parris, who once worked for the Foreign Office and had the task of distributing the despatches, and Andrew Bryson have compiled an always entertaining and frequently hilarious volume of the best of them.
Tickets £3, refundable if you buy the book.