Such is the sheer vigour and perception on display here (not to mention the disarming candour--none of that famous "economy with the truth" in these unbuttoned pieces), that it's a considerable cause for regret that this is the last we will have from the late politician. In the great tradition of such diarists as Pepys, Clark delivers a fascinating picture of an era and his place in it. Just a few words of Clark on (for instance) Tony Benn displays Clark's from-the-hip observations: "His mind is so quick and versatile--but the loony prejudice just beneath the surface... the motivation that keeps him active." All those anodyne politicians' memoirs, which strove to be as unrevealing as possible, look even paler next to a document as forceful as this. Whether or not your name is in the index, this is absolutely fascinating reading from a flawed politician who nevertheless makes most of his colleagues--in and out of the Tory party--look uninspiring figures indeed. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
once more this Conservative loose canon tells it as it is,Published 8 months ago by Mr. W. C. R. White
I recently sat down and read my way through all three sets of his published diaries; it's worth noting that his most famous volume (In Power) is quite clearly the most edited. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Two Tone
These final diaries should be a sympathetic read, but I found it hard to warm to the man as he faces his Maker. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jim 8888
An excellent read, full of political gossip, and sadly with the death of the author towards the end of the account where his wife Jane finished the " story "Published 17 months ago by R E Shepley
Highly recommended, you can't help but love the man and his view of his world is a gift to his guests .Alan Clark it was a pleasure to visit.Published 19 months ago by Lou.E.F.
Very moving at the end and seemed such a waste and very sad given his constant focus on his own healthPublished 20 months ago by VK
The slovenly jottings of a dysfunctional,depressive,hypochondriac relating his Pooterish domestic and career ups and downs.
Shades of Mr. Read more
I bought this as part of the set for my husband who has been wanting to read them for some time.Published on 7 Jan. 2013 by G. Braund
I thoroughly enjoyed an earlier diary and so got this one. I am amazed by the honesty of this man; I cannot think of ANYONE that has or had the courage to write so honestly about... Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2012 by J. Ware