Something Sensational to Read in the Train: The Diary of a Lifetime (Paperback)
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Something Sensational to Read in the Train: The Diary of a Lifetime (Paperback)

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This is a diary packed with famous names and extraordinary stories. It is also rich in incidental detail and wonderful observation, providing both a compelling record of five remarkable decades and a revealing, often hilarious and sometimes moving account of Gyles Brandreth's unusual life - as a child living in London in the 'swinging' sixties, as a jumper-wearing TV presenter, as an MP and government whip, and as a royal biographer who has enjoyed unique access to the Queen and her family. Something Sensational to Read on the Train takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from the era of Dixon of Dock Green to the age of The X Factor, from the end of the farthing to the arrival of the euro, from the Britain of Harold Macmillan and the Notting Hill race riots to the world of Barack Obama and Lewis Hamilton. With a cast list that runs from Richard Nixon and Richard Branson to Gordon Brown and David Cameron - and includes princes, presidents and pop stars, as well as three archbishops and any number of actresses - this is a book for anyone interested in contemporary history, politics and entertainment, royalty, gossip and life itself.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780719520624
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 197 x 137 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Wonderfully sharp . . . full of reckless gossip, eagle-eyed observation and scabrous anecdotes' * Mail on Sunday *
'Witty, warm-hearted, deeply poignant' * Daily Mail *
'I absolutely loved them; witty and fluid . . . crammed with detail including brilliantly catty asides.' * Sunday Times *
'Among the most entertaining reads of the year' * Daily Express *
'A great wit . . . stuffed with anecdotes and wry reflections.' * Sunday Express *
'These diaries add some extra spice' * Mail on Sunday *
'As addictive as crack' * Daily Telegraph *

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“Great”

This is an easy read despite being nearly 700 pages. The entries are not pages and pages long, allowing you to read through whole years at a good pace.
The people mentioned are either familiar to us, forgotten, or... More

Paperback edition
4th March 2012
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“It's a great read”

I really enjoyed this extraordinary diary of a remarkably well filled life.
The interest lies in covering 5 decades of the author's life-the mentioning of major events on the world stage at the same time from the... More

Paperback edition
26th February 2011
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