`A compelling account of the New Labour years...nearly every page is illuminating.' --Steve Richards, Independent
`He has written a good book...informative, clear and containing refreshing doses of self-knowledge, occasional regret and thoughtfulness.' --Andrew Marr, Financial Times
`A revealing and important book by a more winning individual than I had expected to encounter.' --Matthew Parris, Spectator
`The Third Man contains enough gossip, intrigue and scandal to keep the cognoscenti titillated...there are valuable nuggets scattered throughout.' --Peter Hain, New Statesman
`An utterly absorbing read, a rich and satisfying page-turner ...this is a vital book, and a pleasure to read.'
--John McTernan, Scotsman
`A very good book...fluently written and substantial, this is a serious book by a serious man.' --Matthew d'Ancona, Sunday Telegraph
`Mandelson has added heavily to the sum total of political knowledge...The Third Man is well-written, pacier in parts than others, particularly those where the author deals with the psychodrama of which he was an integral part...a significant contribution to our understanding of the Labour years.'
--Philip Webster, The Times
'Peter Mandelson's authentic voice lights up every mischievous sentence of a truthful and witty account.' --New Statesmen
'The fascinating part is his return to help save Gordon Brown's leadership.'
'A trenchant articulation of what New Labour was....if you want to understand what happened to Labour and why the Conservatives became irrelevant for a decade, this is a must-read.' --Evening Standard Books of the Year
'Riveting...they could have been written by Jackie Collins.'
--Daily Mail (Books of the Year)
About the Author
At the age of thirty-two Peter Mandelson became Labour’s Director of Campaigns and Communications, and was elected as MP for Hartlepool in 1992, serving in government as Minister without Portfolio, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Lord President of the Council. He remains in Parliament as a member of the House of Lords.