The Ambassador’s Wife’s Tale
Who really looks after British interests abroad? Behind the pomp of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another powerful force is busily but discreetly propping up the image of UK Plc. For 28 years, Julia was a ‘diplomatic spouse’, juggling a growing family while supporting the demands of one of the great Offices of State. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrifying, she reveals the truth of the realities of life as an Ambassador’s wife, ranging from food shortages to terrorist incidents to rubbing shoulders with the Queen, Mrs Thatcher and George Best – and rubbing knees with Mikhail Gorbachev. Light-hearted in style, The Ambassador’s Wife Tale has a serious core message: that the diplomatic wife stands centre stage as the drama of world affairs unfolds.
Running Time: 60 mins (approx.)
(NB. This event does not appear in the festival booking brochure as it was originally scheduled for the Literature Festival in March 2018. Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, the event was cancelled but fortunately we have been able to reschedule it within the main summer festival. Current bookers tickets will still be valid but we have been able to release extra tickets due to the change of venue).