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Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes
Like most fathers and grandfathers, Prince Philip is free with both wise words and 
golden gaffes.
Barzipan is offering an exclusive 20% discount on this collec­tion of quips, quotes and comments from a beloved British insti­tu­tion. Embellished with cartoons, Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes is the ideal Father’s Day gift.

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Review – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

Roger Lewis of the Daily Mail picks the best books to slip into a Christmas Stocking.

Had not Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten become consort to the Queen, it is said that he’d have risen to the top in the Royal Navy. I disagree. I think he’d have been appointed BBC Head of Light Entertainment. (He was made Admiral of the Fleet anyway.)

Prince Philip never made a ‘gaffe’ in his life. His one-liners and put-downs are worthy of Groucho Marx. Being ‘downright rude’ has been a survival mechanism, as he traipses here and there on tedious Royal Tours. (His illustrious position also gives him immunity – no one dares answer back or split his lip.)

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Interview: Kathy Cuddihy talks to SUSRIS

SUSRIS – the Saudi-US Relations Information Service, are currently featuring an in-depth article on and interview with Kathy Cuddihy, author of Anywhere But Saudi Arabia: Experiences of a Once Reluctant Expat, in which Kathy talks  about her book and her experiences in Saudi Arabia.

Read “From “Anywhere But” to “Nowhere But” Saudi Arabia: A Conversation with Kathy Cuddihy” in full here.

Review – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

Richard Palmer, Royal Corres­pondent at The DAILY EXPRESS had this to say about Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes:

THE Queen and Prince Philip celeb­rate their 65th anniversary tomorrow and if the Duke of Edin­burgh follows tradi­tion he will buy his wife a blue sapphire.

Quite what Philip will receive is open to debate but on the eve of the anniversary, two seasoned royal watchers offer him a gift in the form of a new collec­tion of his some­times wise and occa­sion­ally not so wise sayings. [Read more…]

Review – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

MARTHA DE LACEY of The DAILY MAIL had this to say about Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes:

Prince Philip has never been one to mince his words. Though he has often managed to make mince­meat of certain situ­ations through his choice of them.

Now his best gaffes, blun­ders, linguistic faux pas and eyebrow-​​raisers have been chron­icled in a new book, entitled (help­fully) Prince Philip: Wise Words And Golden Gaffes. [Read more…]

Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes On!

Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton‘s Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes is off to a roaring start! It’s currently sitting at #1 in British Royalty Biographies, and 649 overall on [Read more…]

Review – Fibs, Facts and Farces: Tales from the Arab World

Matthew Parris writes:

“Formal history some­times misses the humour, the misun­der­stand­ings and the flashes of insight to be found in stray corres­pond­ence, reported asides and the situ­ation comedy inherent whenever cultures meet. John Carter lays out a rich store.” [Read more…]

New Title – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

By Phil Dampier & Ashley Walton
Illustrations by Richard Jolley

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him… [Read more…]

Review – Anywhere But Saudi Arabia!

Amer­ican Bedu wrote:

Amer­ican Bedu had the honor to read “Anywhere but Saudi Arabia” in its draft copy and was imme­di­ately caught up in the lively story and exper­i­ences of Kathy Cuddihy, who was a long time expat in Riyadh. Now the offi­cial copy of the book will soon be released and avail­able. I do recom­mended it as one of the must-reads of life in the Kingdom from an expat’s perspective. [Read more…]