Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem (Hardback)Tim Shipman (author)
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'May you live in interesting times' says the proverbial Chinese curse. And it is difficult to think of a recent period in which politics have been so unpredictable and fast-changing.
As Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim Shipman has been at the forefront of it all. His book of last year, All Out War has become the book on the 2016 Referendum campaign.
With unprecedented access to all key players on all sides, the book was hailed on publication as 'unquestionably, the book of the year' and 'stonkingly good', it is 'hard to imagine a better first draft of history'. Shipman's writing is noted for its grasp of human drama as well as his intimate understanding of the political arguments and differences at stake.
Fall Out continues the story of British politics from the entry of Theresa May into Downing Street as Prime Minister through to the end of the general election campaign - and its aftermath.
Written with his trademark wit and access to sources no one else has, this book takes all who read it to the heart of the political drama that is unravelling every day before us as Britain tries to work out its new place in the world post Brexit.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 49 mm
'The doyen of ... high-class gossip is ... Shipman, whose All Out War was last year's bestselling guide to the referendum campaign. Its sequel takes up where that left off ... Shipman's books are fast becoming classics ... It's testament to the rigour of [his] research that the book doesn't feel dated despite the speed at which events at Westminster have moved since it went to press' Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian
`This extraordinary book ... reads like a roaring farce ... jam-packed with fresh, illuminating details ... Shipman's writing has admirable clarity and drive ... For anyone who wants to relive the past year... this book is a must' Craig Brown, Mail On Sunday
`All Out War was the best political book published ... last year ... its triumphant sequel ... is even better' Alex Massie, Spectator
`Gripping ... If journalism is the "first rough draft" of history, then Shipman is the master of the second, tidied up, version of events ... A mixture of political thriller, psychological analysis and campaign diary, this is a page-turner for anyone interested in politics' Rachel Sylvester, The Times
`Readers who enjoyed the lucid prose and unrivalled access that made the first book such a treat will love its sequel' New Statesman
`Shipman ... a major-domo with a notebook in his waistcoat pocket ... bends over backwards to be fair ... It is crammed with detailed description and the transcribed thoughts of those who were there when the key decisions were taken' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
`Excellent ... engrossing ... a witty phrase-maker ... Shipman does a fine job of making sense of the period since the Brexit referendum ... illuminating' Andrew Rawnsley, Observer
`Of books explaining this peculiar time, the most keenly awaited comes from Tim Shipman ... he returns to his role as the chief biographer of Brexit with a worthy sequel' Sebastian Payne, Financial Times
`It carries on from his first book, All Out War and is just as good ... I can't give his books any higher praise than that' Iain Dale, LBC
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