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Seven rivers to cross : a mostly British Council life

Author: Bruce Nightingale
Publisher: London ; New York : Radcliffe Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bruce Nightingale joined The British Council in 1965, and his postings abroad include Malawi, Japan, Malaysia and Romania. He retired in 1992, and these memoirs survey a career overseeing cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nightingale, Bruce, 1932-
Seven rivers to cross.
London ; New York : Radcliffe Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996
(OCoLC)654466226
Named Person: Bruce Nightingale; Bruce Nightingale; Bruce Nightingale; Bruce Nightingale
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Nightingale
ISBN: 1860641318 9781860641312
OCLC Number: 36128464
Description: xix, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 The first age, 1932-65 - seeking the right road: rural childhood and urban schooling; two years before the mast; Cambridge and Oxford; Nigeria and Cameroon - policy in practice; London - the United Africa Company Ltd; Somerset - C&J Clark Ltd, Shoemakers. Part 2 The second age, 1965-92 - in a good cause: the British Council at last - Malawi in its early years of independence; Japan in frenzied expansion; London - four jobs in three years; Malaysia in economic take-off; Romania in decline - the bear in the Balkans; London - films, television and video; Finland at the Fulcrum - the bear in the Baltic; Ethiopia and Eritrea - civil war and counter-revolution. Part 3 The third age - on home ground: coda - pensioned but not yet retired.
Responsibility: Bruce Nightingale.
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