They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. And that mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job.
Which is a shame if you find yourself dropped unaccountably into a position of some significant diplomatic responsibility. If you don't really do diplomacy or haven't been to school with the right foreign bigwigs or aren't even sure whether a nod is as good as a wink to anyone, sighted or otherwise, then things are likely to go wrong. It's just a question of how badly...
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"Precisely balanced...excellent set pieces...a cracking comic thriller" ( The Times)
"He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction" ( Mail on Sunday)
The twenty-fourth Discworld novel - featuring dwarfs, diplomacy, intrigue and big lumps of fat.
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Descrizione libro Corgi, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110552154229
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