Published: 01/03/2009
ISBN: 9781848760660
Format: Paperback



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Angela Barry was born in 1931 and has lived an itinerant life in the UK and abroad. She worked in Sweden for 9 years and joined the Diplomatic Service from the British Embassy in Stockholm, serving i... read more

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Fun, Sun and Sadness
A Life of Ups and Downs Across the World
by Angela Barry

Taking the reader through the author’s 76 years, Fun, Sun and Sadness is the entertaining, interesting and sometimes bizarre autobiography of a well-travelled Angela Barry.

Starting with a childhood destabilized by the Second World War leading on to a series of jobs, including a year at Hatchard’s Bookshop in Piccadilly where Angela encountered a number of celebrities of the time. A tempting marriage proposal led her to leave London for Sweden to think about it. There she taught English to the children of two families who took her under their wings and set her on the road to a proper career, initially in Sweden.

A long and varied career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office followed, with postings to Copenhagen, Berlin, Caracas, Kuwait, Singapore and Geneva, before ill health forced here into early retirement, at first to Dorset and then, at the age of 72, to the sunshine of southern Spain.

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The Book Launch of Angela's Autobiography: 'Fun, Sun and Sadness' took place among a group of selected friends in Beaminster, Dorset on a glorious sunny day. All bought a copy and many have written enthusiastically to the author. They found it highly entertaining, interesting and above all honest!

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