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Michelle Peach

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in Chester, The United Kingdom
February 01



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A former diplomat with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1986 - 1991 working in the News Department and in Sir Geoffrey Howe's Private Office and then posted for three years to the British Embassy in Sana'a, the former Yemen Arab Republic as the radio communications officer and assistant visa officer.
She graduated from Durham University with a B.A. (Hons) in Arabic with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and spent the second year studying Arabic and freelancing as a journalist in Syria and Lebanon.
She later worked as an Executive P.A. to the President and Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Marine and Maintenance Offshore Services and then the Business Development Manager of Wellington Capital Ltd.
She is now a stay-at-home mom, married w

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Gazelle in the Shadows

4.09 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Hi Gazelle in the Shadowseveryone,
I'm not used to plugging myself because it is quite uncomfortable to do but I'm in a happy situation of being nominated to have my book win the "Book of the Month" with Long and Short Reviews so I feel compelled to do some self promoting. It is such an honor.
I would be so thankful if you could vote for me. The vote is open until midnight Friday 3rd November. It' Read more of this blog post »
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This is a critical and compelling testament to the harshness and brutality of the Assad regime. Honestly, it was hard to read at times. It is an account of the sadistic physical violence and mental abuse inflicted upon an innocent prisoner on a daily ...more
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“The Arab people are known for their friendliness and generosity towards foreigners. I remember once, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the ambassador told me to never openly admire something that an Arab person had in their possession because they would feel obliged by custom to give it to you even if it meant the world to them”
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“In the solitude, I blamed myself for my recklessness. Now, the real consequences of my actions were staring at me. I held tight to the slippery optimism of my own survival. It's all my fault”
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“I thought of John, when he shared with me how hard it was to be an MI6 officer, as many accolades and patriotic missions are never shared, nor even written in the history books. He once told me to tell a truth, but bend it or wrap it with a story, then it's not so much a lie but artistic license”
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