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Full Marks for Trying


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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

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Brigid Keenan is an author and journalist. She has worked as an editor on Nova magazine, the Observer and the Sunday Times. She has published two fashion histories as well as Travels in Kashmir, Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City, the bestselling Diplomatic Baggage, and, most recently, the companion memoir Packing Up. Brigid Keenan is a founding board member of the Palestine Festival of Literature. She has spent most of her life in far-flung diplomatic postings, but now lives with her husband in Pimlico and Somerset; they have two daughters and four grandchildren.


With flashes of Nancy Mitford wit ... Brigid Keenan is as skittish as a kitten with needle claws, as stricken as a deer in headlights, and as smart as a cage of monkeys * The Times *
Keenan, I suspect, was quite possibly put on this planet with the express purpose of writing -- Katie Hickman * Sunday Times *
A new comic genius - the sort that can make you laugh out loud three or four times a page -- William Dalrymple
So funny and frank and moving -- Deborah Moggach
Former fashion journalist Brigid Keenan is the reincarnation of Norman Wisdom, Inspector Clouseau and Frank Spencer rolled into one -- Roger Lewis * Daily Mail *
Wherever in the world she is writing from, her warmth and her sharp observations won't fail to delight * Financial Times *
Brightly funny ... adorably different, and memory-sharp * Saga *

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