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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and authoritative insight to No 10
It's rare to find a book chronicling an historical milestone, written from the inside of an organisation, which combines so effectively authoritative factual reportage with entertaining anecdotes and considerable personal warmth.
The period of the Major leadership election was a particularly interesting one in this country's history. Jonathan Hill and Sarah Hogg,...
Published on 8 Jan. 2001 by sue.stapely@fishburn-hedges.co.uk

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit boring really
John Major will be a footnote in the history books and it shows through in this book - its all a bit grey and boring. The book did have one use though - every one of us in Millbank read it so we would know how the Tories would run their 1997 campaign (we guessed ,correctly, they'd try to refight the 1992 one) - so it contributed to Tony Blair's massive majority.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and authoritative insight to No 10, 8 Jan. 2001
It's rare to find a book chronicling an historical milestone, written from the inside of an organisation, which combines so effectively authoritative factual reportage with entertaining anecdotes and considerable personal warmth.
The period of the Major leadership election was a particularly interesting one in this country's history. Jonathan Hill and Sarah Hogg, who worked closely with Major throughout while running his office inside No. 10, have collaborated to write an accurate and affectionate book, which you won't be able to put down. Written immediately after the events they describe, it has a freshness and immediacy absent from so many political books.
All who hope to understand just how the political process really works can't afford not to read this. For those less engaged in the process, this is still a very entertaining read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit boring really, 21 July 2004
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John Major will be a footnote in the history books and it shows through in this book - its all a bit grey and boring. The book did have one use though - every one of us in Millbank read it so we would know how the Tories would run their 1997 campaign (we guessed ,correctly, they'd try to refight the 1992 one) - so it contributed to Tony Blair's massive majority.
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