Margaret Anstee’s Books

Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations

Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations

A fascinating account of a remarkable life that took the author, through hard work and determination, from rural England to the highest ranks of the United Nations.

AN UNLIKELY SPANISH DON (Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain)

AN UNLIKELY SPANISH DON (Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain)

John Brande Trend, the first Professor of Spanish in Cambridge in 1933, arrived at his Chair by a circuitous route through a variety of disciplines, encountering a host of prominent people in pre-war political, cultural and intellectual life.

The House on the Sacred Lake

The House on the Sacred Lake

In 1959 Margaret Anstee was working for the UN in Uruguay when she was offered the job of Deputy Resident Representative in Bolivia, then an extremely poor and underdeveloped country. She jumped at the chance, and took up the post in January 1960, which was when her passionate love affair with Bolivia and its people began.

Orphan of the Cold War: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-93

Orphan of the Cold War: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-93

This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee’s experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993.