Vote for... Who? Hardcover – 7 Jan 2005
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About the Author
Jonathan has worked for the BBC and ITV for 20 years, on such shows as Watchdog, BBC Breakfast News, Radio 4's Today, House of Horrors and Tonight With Trevor McDonald. He writes on a variety of subjects - including Scrabble - for the national press. This is his fourth book. He is 43 and married.
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Top Customer Reviews
I found it interesting, informative and entertaining. In September I shall be teaching AS Level Government and Politics to 16 and 17 year olds for the first time. I will be recommending they all read this book during the summer in preparation for the course. As an easy introduction to the structure of government and the nature of modern politics I find it hard to fault the book.
But anyway, yes, the book - it's superb! It is Politics but with a life, with the added little sparkle and, of course, with humour.
As an aspiring political fiend myself it had proved essential in helping me to understand things I used to pretend I understood to appear clever. Now, thanks to Maitland, I truley DO understand it all - only don't test me!
With short chapters and cartoon sketches it also explores some of the myths within politics including beards and whether they should be allolwed with Westminster!
Seriously though it is a great book, academic, informative and funny - it is an enjoyable read. I urge everyone to buy it and then buy it again for a friend!
Well done Mr Maitland!
Want to find out about politics, but don't know where to start? Don't look any further......buy it!
So, great for teenagers and also for grown ups who feel they are a bit in the dark.
I never thought I'd find a book on politics and find it difficult to put down. So well done Mr. Maitland and thankyou. You're really clever. I've been educated and amused.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overall, this book is a novel and excellent introduction to some of the more inaccessible parts of British politics. What is a QUANGO? Who really controls the country? Read morePublished on 22 May 2005 by filthmonkey
This is an important book which has come out at the perfect time (pre-election)It is a must for anyone who is either disillusioned with politics,or feels they need to learn a bit... Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2005
I never thought I'd read a book on politics at all, let alone in one sitting ,but I lapped this one up between lunch and dinner . It even - miracle of miracles- made me laugh. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2005
I never thought I would read a book about politics that I couldn't put down. Until this. I read it in a single sitting. Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2005