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The Boat that Brought Me

The Boat that Brought Me (Paperback)

By Bridge, Nick

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The only New Zealander to have been attacked by a library, former diplomat Nick Bridge writes of his liberation from English class constraints and an education at a Hampshire prep school to the opportunities of 1950s New Zealand and a co-ed state school in Hutt Valley, which took... him eventually to seven international postings as a Kiwi diplomat, including many years in China and India. His other roles include batman to a Bishop, hotel bellhop, self-confessed cricket tragic, president of the National Library Society, member of the Wellington Civic Trust and husband to one of this country's leading poets and Chinese scholars. The Boat That Brought Me bursts with the optimistic, dynamic force that is Nick Bridge, a man who reveals a deep love for his adopted home and describes with considerable frankness and humour the various worlds he's inhabited. He has drawn praise from former colleagues and other leading authorities - from the head of the PM's department to a former Indian foreign secretary to a leading academic - for his insights into New Zealand diplomacy, and for writing that has been described as 'engrossing', 'revealing about our times' and 'funny, arch and true'.
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ISBN 9780995115446
Published NZ 6 Dec 2019
Publisher The Cuba Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780995115446
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher The Cuba Press
Imprint Wayfarer
Published 6 Dec 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bridge, Nick
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade