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JUST BORIS: A Tale of Blond Ambition by [Purnell, Sonia]
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‘Sonia Purnell's Just Boris is an indispensable examination into the mind, ambitions and deep insecurities of London's mayor; Boris hates it because she dares speak truth to power.’

(Nicholas Lezard Guardian - Best of 2012)

'Through fast prose and a vast array of interviews, Purnell ... portrays better than any predecessor the arrogance, opportunism, and irresistible buffoonery of our most celebrated politician.'

(Independent on Sunday)

'If you want the full Johnson experience, do read Sonia Purnell's new biography, Just Boris ... Johnson's supporters have depicted the book as a hatchet job. But actually it struck me as commendably fair' - Andrew Sparrow, UK Political Journalist of the Year

(Guardian)

'Gripping' - Quentin Letts (Book of the Week)

(Daily Mail)

'Future biographers will always be in her debt. Purnell has accumulated a wealth of previously unknown detail' - Andrew Gimson

(The Spectator)

'Filled with gems ... will make uncomfortable reading for Boris' - Camilla Long

(The Sunday Times)

'Thorough study...sharply narrated and dilgently researched.'

(New Statesman)

‘Meticulous and quietly devastating’

(Standpoint)

‘Meticulously researched and well presented’

(The Oldie)

'Gives good pointers on Johnson’s real beliefs as to who should be the [Conservatives’] leader, and on his future relationship with Cameron' - Stephen Hammond MP

(Total Politics)

‘Thoroughly researched and well-crafted … If you want to know who and what Boris is, read Sonia Purnell's book.’

(Literary Review)

‘Excellent, relentlessly entertaining biography’

(Guardian)

'Boisterous, widely praised otherwise comprehensive biography'

(Andy Beckett The Guardian)

'brilliant'

(Steve Richards The Independent)

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'Through fast prose and a vast array of interviews, Purnell ... portrays better than any predecessor the arrogance, opportunism, and irresistible buffoonery of our most celebrated politician.' Independent on Sunday 'If you want the full Johnson experience, do read Sonia Purnell's new biography, Just Boris ... Johnson's supporters have depicted the book as a hatchet job. But actually it struck me as commendably fair' -- Andrew Sparrow The Guardian 'Gripping' -- Quentin Letts The Daily Mail 'Future biographers will always be in her debt. Purnell has accumulated a wealth of previously unknown detail' -- Andrew Gimson The Spectator 'Filled with gems ... will make uncomfortable reading for Boris' -- Camilla Long The Sunday Times 'Thorough study...sharply narrated and dilgently researched.' New Statesman 'A rollicking narrative' Observer 'This is a thorough biography and Johnson is a compelling subject' Financial Times 'Whether you like Boris or loathe him, he is a class act and Sonia Purnell's excellent book is a must read for those who want to understand this mystery wrapped in an enigma.' - Jerry Hayes Spectator.co.uk 'One of the many virtues of Purnell's forensic biography is that she broadly leaves the reader to make up their own mind about the true nature of this political phenomenon. Writing as a trained journalist, what Purnell does admirably is marshall the facts, warts and all, about this man.' Conservativehome.blogs.com 'Fill your Christmas stockings with this' - Nick Ferrrai LBC 'Colourful biography...Purnell decodes Johnson's complex personality' The Guardian 'Sonia Purnell's Just Boris stood out as a critical, illuminating view of London's great blonde egomaniac' - Anne McElvoy New Statesman 'Meticulous and quietly devastating' Standpoint 'Meticulously researched and well presented' The Oldie 'Gives good pointers on Johnson's real beliefs as to who should be the [Conservatives'] leader, and on his future relationship with Cameron' - Stephen Hammond MP Total Politics 'Thoroughly researched and well-crafted ... If you want to know who and what Boris is, read Sonia Purnell's book.' Literary Review

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3181 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press; 1st edition (22 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845137418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845137410
  • ASIN: B0077FAXE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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