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Innocent in the House By Andy McSmith

Innocent in the House by Andy McSmith

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Summary

Joseph Pilgrim is the eponymous hero of Andy McSmith's fictional debut. He has already made several wrong career moves before he is swept into the House of Commons by Labour's landslide in 1997, then his past returns to haunt him.

Innocent in the House Summary

Innocent in the House: A Novel by Andy McSmith

Joseph Pilgrim is the eponymous hero of Andy McSmtih's fictional debut. He had already made several wrong career moves before being swept into the House of Commons by Labour's landslide in 1997, much to his own surprise. As Pilgrim tries to avoid the patronage and sycophancy he innocently stumbles up the greasy pole of success, until a sexual peccadillo gets into the hands of Grub Street's grubbiest and his past returns to haunt him.

Innocent in the House Reviews

"McSmith is a great writer and there's lots to hold your interest, not to mention the fun to be had spotting appearances by the real New Labour stars."--"Punch" "A smart tale of mishaps and successes."--"The Guardian" ..". not only offers a rattling good yarn but provides more insight into the inner workings of Westminster than many accounts of political progress."--"The Scotsman" "Smollet could hardly have contrived it better."--Paul Routledge, "The Spectator" "This is the first novel; he should have started long ago. His background as a Labour press officer, then working for the "Mirror," the "Observer" and now the "Daily Telegraph," makes him uniquely qualified to write about the shenanigans, cruelties and hypocrisies of the political world."--Edwina Currie, "The New Statesman" "Curl up and enjoy."--Gyles Brandreth, "The Good Boook Guide" ""Innocent in the House" is a sumptuous, barely fictional account of Commons life under New Labour--a filthy press, plenty of sex, and the politics ground to pieces in a highly readable vortex of coke snorting, spin doctoring and intrigue. I thoroughly enjoyed it."--Jon Snow, "Observer Books of the Year" "A comic gem, a kind of "Primary Colors" that shrewdly lays bare the day-to-day maneuverings of Parliament's power elite."--Mark Rozzo, "The Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Andy McSmith is the most scrupulous reporter in Westminster. His dedication to the highest journalistic standards is fanatical. It is therefore a great relief that this account of elected representatives cringing before the Prime Minister's camp confidante, spin doctors whose cocaine-raddled brains are empty of everything except egotism, murderous eurosceptics, a government without principle or guiding intelligence, and a morally bankrupt press which transforms everything it touches into dirt, is completely fictitious."--Nick Cohen "Using his insider's knowledge of Westminster and the Labour Party

About Andy McSmith

Andy McSmith is Political Editor of the "Independent on Sunday." His previous books include "John Smith: Playing the Long Game," "Kenneth Clarke: A Political Biography" and "Faces of Labour."

Additional information

GOR008517009
9781859846438
1859846432
Innocent in the House: A Novel by Andy McSmith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Verso Books
2001-09-06
311
N/A
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