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Over Here - Raymond Seitz

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

3rd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] From the cover: “Raymond Seitz was the first career diplomat to be appointed American Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s. He had previously served as minister at the London embassy, so his perspective on the Anglo-American connection was already broad and sophisticated. But as America’s top representative in Britain from 1991 to 1994, he deepened his familiarity with English ways, and his many friends in high places gave him easy access to Britain’s political, economic and social life. This book — part memoir and part reflection — is a synthesis of that experience. The subjects of Raymond Seitz’s scrutiny are delightfully divergent, from the most light-hearted to the most serious. But whether examining pets, the climate, the constitution or the Irish question, his comments are always insightful and his comparisons with America always illuminating. As listeners to his Radio 4 broadcasts can already confirm, the voice is elegant, knowledgeable, frank, witty and winning. Better still, it is neither sentimental nor clichéd in assessing the two o countries with their different styles and overlapping values. Progressively more serious as the book moves through cricket and baseball to the meaning of the Cold War, his opinions remain piercing and polished throughout. Neither Anglophile nor Anglophobe, Raymond Seitz offers his own distinctive blend of dry humour and distilled experience gained from his years in Washington and London. His is a critical but affectionate snapshot of the things which separate and bind our two nations.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 372 pages.
£7.50