A practical volume of do's and don't's, for women who have already married into the diplomatic corps or who are thinking of marrying into it, covers the many phases, of the busy life a diplomat's wife can have. Chapters on every subject from upper level protocol to Peruvian traffic regulations prepare, familiarize and direct. There is information on the history of the corps, the husband's duties, travel procedures, living conditions in a variety of countries, women diplomats and the proper social amenities at home, abroad and within the ranks. A cogent definition of the diplomatic service and its work is lacking and there is an official rather than a realistic ring to the directives, the strongest of which would ensure a wife's primary place as an important aid (unpaid) in her husband's career, at best, a limiting kind of existence. Otherwise it is an effective guide and channeler for women who have entered the corps from many different walks of life.