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Readable if dry memoir of a tumultous period,
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This review is from: Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11 (Hardcover)
Alistair Darling's misfortune was to be in the Chancellor's seat when the music stopped. He recounts his time at No 11, at the helm of Britain's finances, clearly and with a certain dry humour, but omits any details which would have added life to the account. In particular, although he talks darkly about his well-publicised falling-out with prime minister Gordon Brown, he does not bring the feud to life by detailing any confrontation.