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Author: Brigid Keenan

ISBN: 9781408852279
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4 x 2.2
Description:
The hilarious, outrageously witty - and surprisingly touching - new memoir about growing up in India and coming of age in sixties London, by the bestselling author of Diplomatic Baggage

Brigid Keenan was never destined to lead a normal life. From her early beginnings - a colourful childhood in India brought to an abrupt end by independence and partition, then a return to dreary post-war England and on to a finishing school in Paris with daughters of presidents and princes - ordinary didn't seem to be her fate. When, as a ten-year-old, she overheard her mother describe her as 'desperately plain', she decided then and there that she had to rely on something different: glamour, eccentricity, character, a career - anything, so as not to end up at the bottom of the pile. And in classic Brigid style, she somehow ended up with them all.

Fate often gave Brigid a helping hand - in the late fifties, in her teens, she landed a job as an assistant at the Daily Express in London, and by the tender age of twenty-one she was a Fashion Editor at the Sunday Times. It was the dawn...

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