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The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
by Alastair Campbell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's ego is biggest?, 3 July 2010
Campbell goes from narrator to historical commentator to hysterical translator for the thoughts of his main man of the time TB.

The book does make you wonder at times that Campbell may see himself as more important and influencial than he perhaps was, but us common folk, we will never know. If all he says is true, then the diaries have a story to tell more compelling than any of us can imagine.

Insightful, funny, and a story which goes right to the heart of the world events of the day, I found the Blair Years a credible/incredible account of the New Labour project and one that anyone interested in politics in this country should read. Loads of funny asides about TB's dress sense and the nuances of others, Campbell is a fantastic storyteller and someone who sharp observations on human behavoiour.

AC has an ego no doubt, but it is so big that he tries to out-spin once again the power people of this country in order to secure his place in the history of New Labour? - I hope not, but in any case I'm opening the first page of "Prelude to Power" to try and find out a bit more.


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