Packing Up Further Adventures of a Trailing Spouse

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-09-30
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Brigid Keenan was a successful young London fashion journalist when she fell in love with a diplomat and left behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in Nepal. Her bestselling account of life as a "trailing spouse," Diplomatic Baggage, won the hearts of thousands in countries all over the world.

Now, in her further adventures, we find Brigid in Kazakhstan, where AW, her husband, contracts Lyme disease from ticks, the local delicacy is horse meat sausage, and Brigid's visit to a market leads to a full-scale riot from which she requires a police escort. Then, as the prospect of retirement looms, Brigid finds herself on the cusp of a whole new world: shuttling between London, Brussels, and their last posting in Azerbaijan; navigating her daughters' weddings while coping with a cancer diagnosis; and getting a crash course in grandmotherhood as she helps organize a literature festival in Palestine.

Along the way, dauntless and wildly funny as ever, Brigid learns that packing up doesn't mean packing in as she discovers that retiring and moving back home could just be her biggest challenge yet.

Author Biography

Brigid Keenan is an author and journalist. She has worked as an editor at Nova magazine, the Observer, and the Sunday Times. She has published two fashion histories, as well as Travels in Kashmir, Damascus, and the best selling Diplomatic Baggage, and is a founding board member of the Palestine Festival of Literature. She lives in Pimlico and Somerset in the UK.

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