A Life of Spice

A Life of Spice

By: John Leahy (author)Paperback

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During a colourful diplomatic career John Leahy was involved in a number of delicate situations. Private Secretary to Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Office Spokesman, Under-Secretary in Northern Ireland, and Ambassador to South Africa. Later, as Deputy Under-Secretary for Africa and Middle East, he was sent on an unavailing mission to Gadhafi in Tripoli; on a special assignment to assess the safety of war-torn Beirut before a royal visit; and on a hazardous journey to the rebel-held region of Angola to bring back a group of British hostages. On his last assignment as High Commissioner in Australia he had to cope with the ramifications of the notorious Spycatcher trial. His book contains many close-ups of leading political figures of the time. After retiring from the Diplomatic Service Sir John held a number of non-executive appointments, before becoming Chairman of Lonrho. His account of events leading up to the dismissal of Tiny Rowland from the company is of absorbing interest.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781905553129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9781905553129
  • weight: 305
  • ISBN10: 1905553129

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