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Ritchie, Charles 1906-1995

Overview
Works: 23 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 1,385 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D413.R57, B
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Love's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973 by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love affair between writer Elizabeth Bowen & Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie blossomed after their first meeting in 1941 & continued over the next 30 years until Bowen's death in 1973. When Ritchie's diplomatic career took him far afield, the lovers wrote to one another continuously, sharing their longing to be together again
Diplomatic passport : more undiplomatic diaries, 1946-1962 by Charles Ritchie( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his first book, The Siren Years, the public was introduced to Charles Ritchie as a young diplomat serving with the Canadian Embassy in wartime London. In Diplomatic Passport, we follow his career as he climbs the rungs of the diplomatic-service ladder ' as an advisor to the Canadian Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1946; as a Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, where his friends celebrate Ritchie Week ' to the city's surprise; as Assistant, Deputy, and Acting Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs in Ottawa; as Canadian Ambassador to Bonn, where he finds himself reciting Little Red Riding Hood in German at a state dinner; and as Permanent Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations. From the Trade Paperback edition
The siren years : a Canadian diplomat abroad, 1937-1945 by Charles Ritchie( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Ritchie, one of Canada's most distinguished diplomats, was a born diarist, a man whose daily record of his life is so well written that it leaps from the page. In wartime England, Ritchie, as Second Secretary at the Canadian High Commission, served as private secretary to Vincent Massey, whose second-in-command was Lester B. Pearson, future prime minister of Canada. In a perfect position to observe both statecraft and the London social whirl that continued even during the war, Ritchie provides a fascinating, perceptive, and (surprisingly) humorous picture of the London Blitz ' the people in the parks, the shabby streets, the heightened love affairs ' and the vagaries of the British at war. There are also glimpses of the great, and portraits of noted artists and writers that he knew well. A vivid document of a period and a wonderful piece of writing, The Siren Years has become a classic. From the Trade Paperback edition
An appetite for life : the education of a young diarist, 1924-1927 by Charles Ritchie( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Ritchie's first volume of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General's Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. An Appetite for Life, his second volume, first published in 1977, deals with his youth in Halifax and his career at Oxford ' the years when Charles Ritchie turned from a callow, blundering youth into a callow, blundering young man. As these diaries show, Charles Ritchie had a sharp eye, a keen ear, a highly developed sense of the absurd, and ' despite his unhappy knack of landing 'at on his face ' a thorough "appetite for life." This is not only a hilariously funny book, but it presents a vivid picture of two worlds ' Halifax and Oxford in the mid-twenties ' that are now long gone. It also introduces us to an astonishing range of characters, but the most astonishing of all is the young Charles Ritchie himself. From the Trade Paperback edition
The siren years : undiplomatic diaries, 1937-1945 by Charles Ritchie( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alphabet of saints by Robert Hugh Benson( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The siren years : a canadian diplomate abroad 1937-1945 (by) charles ritchie by Charles Ritchie( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gemini G.E.L. : recent prints and sculpture by Charles M Ritchie( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Canadian domestic diplomacy by Charles Ritchie( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Storm signals : more undiplomatic diaries, 1962-1971 by Charles Ritchie( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the fourth volume of selections from his delightfully wise and witty diaries, we see Charles Ritchie, the seasoned (but never stuffy) diplomat, in his last two major postings -- as Canadian Ambassador to Washington and as Canadian High Commissioner to London. Full of anecdotes rather than briefing papers (was JFK really "shooing" the new Canadian ambassador out of his office?), Ritchie's diaries are at their amusing best
 
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Alternative Names
Ritchie, C.
Ritchie, Charles
Ritchie, Charles 1906-
Ritchie, Charles Stewart Almon
Ritchie, Charles Stewart Almon 1906-1995
Languages
English (85)
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