Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries 1992-1997 (Hardback)
  • Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries 1992-1997 (Hardback)
zoom

Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries 1992-1997 (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback 560 Pages / Published: 29/09/2014
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Gyles Brandreth's revealing journal paints an extraordinary portrait of Whitehall and Westminster in our time - warts and all. Brandreth - MP for Chester and government whip - enjoyed a ringside seat at the great political events of the 1990s, from the fall of Margaret Thatcher to the election of Tony Blair. With candid descriptions of the key figures of the era, from the leading players to the ministers who fell from grace, and a cast that includes the Queen, Bill Clinton and Joanna Lumley, these widely acclaimed diaries provide a fascinating insight into both the reality of modern government and the bizarre life of a parliamentary candidate and new MP. Controversially, Breaking the Code also contains the first ever insider's account of the hitherto secret world that is the Government Whips' Office. This new, complete edition features material previously excised for legal reasons, as well as additional diaries that take the story on another ten years to the departure of Tony Blair and the arrival as Tory leader of David Cameron - a bright young hopeful when Brandreth first meets him in 1993. A former Oxford scholar and president of the Oxford Union, Gyles Brandreth worked in theatre, television and publishing before becoming the Member of Parliament for the City of Chester and a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major's government.

Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781849545907
Number of pages: 560
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ma'am Darling
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.