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Nicky Haslam: my two absolutely fabulous girlfriends

Brigid Keenan and Lyndall Hobbs were both funny and famous in Swinging London — and their delightful memoirs of the Sixties reflect this

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

Full Marks for Trying: An Unlikely Journey from the Raj to the Rag Trade Brigid Keenan

Bloomsbury, pp.208, £16.99, ISBN: 9781408852279

A Girl from Oz Lyndall Hobbs

Hardie Grant Books, pp.336, £20, ISBN: 9781742708669

Many years ago, working on a project in Tel Aviv, I had a meeting-free weekend. I know, I thought, I’ll call my friend Brigid Keenan — at that time en poste to Syria with her ambassadorial husband — and nip up to Damascus — so close, only that smidgen of Lebanon in the way.

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