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on 4 May 2017
Book was in excellent condition and arrived as stated.
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on 22 May 2001
I did not know a lot about Mo Mowlam's life apart from her time in Ireland. However, this book goes from early childhood to present. It talks about her family, battles with illess and battles being a woman in a political arena. The book is not a political bore, but a tribute to someone who has struggled from a poor family life to a media icon. Mo has strength, charisma and is extremely bold in her approach to all her tasks. A very good read indeed. It makes you realise that women can succeed in a male dominated environment.
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on 28 November 2000
Julia Langdon has excelled in this fantastic review of the 'nations favourite politician'.
Mo has come under fire from so many quarters within the Cabinet, culminating in many ways in a sustained 'night of the long knives' of the Millennium.
This book opens up the world of Mo to us, allowing insights into her world, what she thought of Cabinet, how she dealt with those averse to her tactics and style, and how she coped with cancer - perhaps her biggest triumph.
EXCELLENT - definately recommended for Christmas!
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on 31 October 2013
Although the book was written a few years before her death and at the point when her Cabinet career had not quite come to an end, it is very well written and through biography not just on her political but personal life too.

Well worth reading alongside her Autobiography, the book conveys not only her lively personality and hard work in becoming and as a popular constituency MP, but her flaws and criticisms by colleagues in the way she sometimes operated and climbed the greasy poll aligning herself with Labour politicians that could progress her career.
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on 19 August 2001
Living in Northern Ireland and liking Mo's style of dealing with our politics I was eager to read this. However I feel that as a biography it is lacking in intimate detail. Once in a while the author hints but does not give any meat to the bones. We know how individuals feel about Mo but somehow there is a real lack of committment on behalf of the author. If a biography is to be written it must include all details, not those which an author thinks the reader might like, or which may embarass or hinder the person concerned. Nothing must be diluted it's all or nothing.
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on 23 October 2014
great read
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