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In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister

In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister (Hardback)

By Duncan, Alan

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    7 Jul 21

The explosive diaries of a former Tory Minister As Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Alan Duncan was once described as Boris Johnson's 'pooper-scooper'. For two years, he deputised for the then Foreign Secretary, now Prime Minister. Few are more attuned to Boris's strength...s and weaknesses as a minister and his suitability for high office than the man who helped clear up his mistakes. Riotously candid, these diaries cover the most turbulent period in recent British political history - from the eve of the referendum in 2016 to the UK's eventual exit from the EU. As two prime ministers fall, two general elections unfold and a no-confidence vote is survived, Duncan records a treasure-trove of insider gossip, giving biting and often hilarious accounts of petty rivalries, poor decision-making, big egos, and big crises. Nothing escapes Alan's acerbic gaze. Across these unfiltered daily entries, he builds a revealing and often profound picture of UK politics and personalities. A rich seam of high politics and low intrigue, this is an account from deep inside the engine room of power.
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ISBN 9780008422264
Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780008422264
Stock Release date is 7 July 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 7 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Duncan, Alan
Category Biography & Autobiography
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 941.086092
Weight 930g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Diaries & Journals, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections, Society and social sciences / Politics and government / Political structure and processes / Political leaders and leadership
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade