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An Ambassador's Wife in Iran
An Ambassador's Wife in Iran
By Cynthia Helms
Dodd, Mead, 1981, 206 pp

Mrs. Helms' recollections of the mid-1970s in Iran include society-page material-who was there, what they wore, what they ate-vignettes of Embassy housekeeping, and an intelligent tourist's curiosity about a new country. She was aware of the problems beneath the surface glitter of the Shah's Iran and gives some impressions of leading personalities, but on matters of policy and diplomacy, and what her Ambassador-husband was up to, she maintains total discretion.