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Not Quite The Diplomat by Chris Patten
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Sep 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: politics, autobiography
Read in March, 2008

Okay. I first tried reading this book two years ago after watching Chris Patten in a television interview. I mustn't have been in the right frame of mind while reading his book, because I found him difficult and pedantic.

Two years later, I just can't get enough. Chris Patten is a maestro with words - his words are precise and his sentences economical, yet it sometimes reads like poetry. He is very dry, and can be very, very funny. He is, indeed, nobody's poodle.

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