Votes of Confidence

Somewhere in the depths of the BBC, technicians are gathered to charge up the mighty Swingometer for another electoral night of skirmish across the political spectrum. There’s a raft of good publishing to help split the signal from the noise: the books are chosen by our non-fiction buyer, Clement Knox.

John O'Farrell Presents his Choice of the Best Election Reads

'This book makes you realise just how much history can turn on the tiniest of things, and so each of us getting involved might make a crucial difference.' With less than two weeks to go before the election, sifting through the melee of manifestos, interviews, political spiel and spin can leave you feeling none-the-wiser. Luckily, John O’Farrell, the award winning author of the best-selling political memoir Things Can Only Get Better and one of the writers behind Spitting Image and Have I Got News For You, has put together a selection of ideal pre-election reads exclusively for Waterstones to get you to the heart of the real issues at stake.


John O'Farrell's Election Choices

Ahead of Things Can Only Get Worse published in the Autumn, humourist John O’Farrell delivers his key, pre-election reading

Speaking Out
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Dismembered
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All Out War
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Respectable
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Nothing To Envy
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The Establishment
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Past, Present, Future: Brexit and its Impact

From the road to the referendum to triggering Article 50: Brexit and the future of Europe

All Out War
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The Strange Death of Europe
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The Good Immigrant
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Unleashing Demons
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Post-Truth
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The Road to Somewhere
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Dismembered
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Adults In The Room
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Politics
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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
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Our United Kingdom

Policing, schools, the media, the Establishment: unpacking the UK

Things Can Only Get Better
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Things Can Only Get Worse?
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The Establishment
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Blue
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A Woman's Work
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Big Capital
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Stiff Upper Lip
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Independence or Union
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Parliament Ltd
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The Black Door
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Social Class in the 21st Century
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Who Governs Britain?
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Chavs
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Revolting!
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What's Left?
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Front Bench Dispatches

From both sides of the house, the personalities behind the policies

Theresa May
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Comrade Corbyn
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The Long and Winding Road
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Kind of Blue
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Speaking Out
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The Benn Diaries
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Call Me Dave
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Coalition
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Sailing Close to the Wind
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Cameron at 10
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A Journey
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The Women Who Shaped Politics
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Margaret Thatcher
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Margaret Thatcher
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The Churchill Factor
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Who Rules the World? Craig Taylor Dives into Noam Chomsky's Backlist

'The events of Trump’s presidency are tethered to the past. Chomsky is there, crooking his finger: Go back. Follow the path.' A founding father of analytic philosophy and a titan of contemporary political debate, Noam Chomsky has been crucial in shaping a generation’s thinking. To mark the paperback release of Who Rules the World?, Chomsky’s definitive guide to the origins of power, Craig Taylor, author of Londoners, delves into Chomsky’s backlist to find an author who remains angrily determined in the pursuit of truth.


The World is Not Enough

Election 2017 and the global stage

Hillbilly Elegy
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No Is Not Enough
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Who Rules the World?
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Enemies of the People
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Radicals
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Worth Dying for
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Shattered
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The War on Women
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Utopia for Realists
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Age of Anger
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Another Day in the Death of America
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The Fate of the West
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Post-Truth
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Our Revolution
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Looking for the Brexit

Smile, as they say, and the world smiles with you: books to smooth the curves

Five on Brexit Island
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Alice in Brexitland
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How the Hell Did This Happen?
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The Brexshit Book
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50 People Who Buggered Up Britain
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016
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House of Fun
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Political Wit
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The Spanish Ambassador's Suitcase
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