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Chance Witness By Matthew Parris

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Matthew Parris has enjoyed observer status at some major events in history, often from the sidelines, but sometimes from the scrum. Best-known as a political humourist, here he tells the story of his life - from the African bush to the Commons Press Gallery.
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Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris

A frank autobiography by "The Times" columnist and ex-politican Matthew Parris. His childhood was spent on a variety of different countries as his engineer father moved jobs: Rhodesia, Cyprus, the Middle East and Jamaica. After Cambridge and Yale, he joined the Conservative central office at roughly the same time (aged 26) he discovered he was gay. He worked for Michael Dobbs, Chris Patten and Mrs Thatcher (who famously fired him), before entering parliament himself. Part participant, part bystander, Matthew Parris describes what it was like to be so close to the centre and remain an outsider.

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Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris
Matthew Parris
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Saga Award for Wit 2003 Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2003
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