Former steel worker Harry Perkins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies. The Establishment is appalled by the prospect, and secretly decides that something must be done. As M15 conspires with the city and the press barons, Perkins the PM finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
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Chris Mullin has been Member of Parliament for Sunderland South since 1987. Before being elected as an MP, he had worked as a journalist on the ITV documentary programme World in Action and had been editor of Tribune. Secret State, first published as A Very British Coup, is his best known novel to date and was made into an award winning television series in 1988. His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books.Review:
...a brilliant concept that opened the way for my own novels -- Michael Dobbs Rattles along with speed and great credibility * The Times * A delicious fantasy... crisply written and the story belts along * Observer * A world of power struggle in Downing Street, Fleet Street, Whitehall and Washington * New Statesman * A very effective political thriller, which hasyou on the edge of your seat from start to finish * Oxford Mail * Compulsive reading * City Limits * A spiffing read... calculated to grip blue-rinsed Conservative ladies and make Socialist eyes pop * People * Chris Mullin's book is the first for some time that I have stayed awake to finish -- Ken Livingstone * Labour Herald * Entertaining to anyone interested in contemporary politics * Glasgow Herald * A curious Molotov cocktail * Financial Times * Entertaining propaganda * Literary Review *
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Descripción Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110340285869