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Children of the Master By Andrew Marr

Children of the Master
by Andrew Marr

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ONE DOOMED PRIME MINISTER.
TWO WOULD-BE SUCCESSORS.
BUT WHO'S PULLING THE STRINGS?

The second novel from Britain's foremost political commentator is a thrillingly intimate look at the inner workings of Whitehall, and who really controls party politics.

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Children of the Master by Andrew Marr

ONE DOOMED PRIME MINISTER.
TWO WOULD-BE SUCCESSORS.
BUT WHO'S PULLING THE STRINGS?

The second novel from Britain's foremost political commentator is a thrillingly intimate look at the inner workings of Whitehall, and who really controls party politics.

The Labour Party has unexpectedly won a narrow majority in the 2018 general election. But the new government is weak and divided, its unpopular leader embattled in the House of Commons. A group of eminent figures from the party's past see an opportunity to re-establish their grip over its future by replacing the prime minister with a figurehead they can manipulate to their own ends. But who will they choose?

Two possible candidates emerge from the recent intake of MPs: David Petrie, a self-made Scot with a working-class background and a troubled personal history; and Caroline Phillips, a high-flying Londoner whose complicated private life could be either her greatest handicap, or her greatest asset.

Against a backdrop of intrigue and betrayal at the Palace of Westminster, both must struggle with the sacrifices and compromises they will have to make if they are to seize the greatest political prize of all.

In his second novel, Andrew Marr draws on his unrivalled inside knowledge of British politics to expose the foibles, duplicities and absurdities of those we elect to govern us.

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Children of the Master Reviews


`Marr has drawn on his many years as BBC political editor and as one of the nation's favourite political interrogators to produce a racy, page-turner. I loved it' Andrew Pierce, Daily Mail.

`Marr dissects Westminster's Machiavellian machinations with his customary gusto ...Compelling reading' Daily Mail

Praise for `Head of State':

`Brilliant' Mail on Sunday

`Riveting' Sunday Times

`The hottest thriller in town' Evening Standard

`The Machiavellian melodrama of House of Cards veers into The Thick of It, and then off into the shadows where fixers out of John Le Carre lurk ... Marr excels ... Lively and enjoyable.' Independent

`Andrew Marr is a marvel ... what makes `Head of State' worth reading is that Marr is unbuttoned ... witty and wicked' New Statesman

About Andrew Marr


Andrew Marr is a former editor of the Independent and BBC Political Editor. He currently hosts BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show, and presented Radio 4's Start the Week from 2005 to 2012. His acclaimed television documentary series include Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain and Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain. He is also a hugely successful non-fiction author.

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GOR007149593
Children of the Master by Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2015-09-10
400
0007596456
9780007596454
N/A
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