‘A superb new history of the last decade in Tory politics…Peter Snowdon’s meticulous narrative, ‘Back From The Brink’, records the highs and lows of the party both before and after David Cameron captured the leadership’ The Times
‘This is political history ‘Band of Brothers’-style, the feelgood story of a bunch of friends who take over a three-quarters-dead political party and charge, heads down, towards victory…like all the best war stories, it is exciting, immediate and intermittently grim…Snowdon’s book is among the best of a crop of Tory literature…a definitive account’ Guardian
‘[Peter Snowdon] is even-handed with his judgements…a riveting read for anyone interested in politics’ Telegraph
‘A well researched, authoritative and workmanlike account of the Conservative Party’s brush with extinction after 1990…an easy read, taking us, with the help of much quotation from the dramatise personae themselves, through the whole extraordinary story’ Spectator
About the Author
Peter Snowdon is a writer and journalist, and the co-author of ‘Blair Unbound’ with the renowned historian Anthony Seldon. As a journalist at the BBC, he has worked on several acclaimed documentaries, including ‘The Prime Ministers’ on Radio 4, and the ‘Politics Show’. He is currently a producer on the ‘Today’ programme. He lives in London.