Daughters of Britannia

  • by Katie Hickman
  • Narrated by Rosalind Shanks
  • 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mixture of poignant biography and marvelously entertaining social history, this is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before, seen through the eyes of the wives, daughters, and sisters who accompanied their men to the far corners of the globe.

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What the Critics Say

"Katie Hickman's fascinating Daughters of Britannia looks beyond the pomp and pagentry of the British foreign service and into the reality of making a life abroad in foreign lands." (Vogue)
"This is a lovely book: affectionate, celebratory, and as conscious of the glory as the hardship. These women lived: they saw dolphins in the Bosphorus at dawn, took tea with empresses, watched eclipses in Turkistan. And they were so lonely that they wrote it all down." (Sunday Times)

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Daughters of Britannia

Well written, narrated and very interesting.
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- Linda

daughters of britannia

The subject is fascinating, and it is well researched. Having said that I give this audiobook 3 stars because I don't think audio is the best format to highlight the material. There are so many details that in my opinion it is best suited for text, perhaps an abridged version might be better in audio.
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- Erin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2006
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd