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Chance Witness By Matthew Parris

Chance Witness
by Matthew Parris

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A frank autobiography by "The Times" columnist and ex-politician. Part participant, part bystander, Matthew Parris describes what it was like to be so close to the centre and remain an outsider. He speaks of politicians, friends and family and his famous rejection by Mrs Thatcher.
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Chance Witness Summary


Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris

In this surprising and eccentric autobiography from a former Conservative MP, Matthew Parris writes of his personal and political life with equal candour. With a First from Cambridge and the possibility of working for the Foreign Office, he decided instead to apply to be an apprentice diesel-fitter with London Transport. He was rejected and so turned to a life in politics. He has worked with Margaret Thatcher, Chris Patten, Tony Blair and Michael Portillo, and his observations of political lifeand those who move within it are truly fascinating. This colourful memoir is an account of a young life already well lived.

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About Matthew Parris


Matthew Parris was born in Johannesburg in 1949. For seven years a Conservative MP, he quit to present LWT's Weekend World, after which he became a regular parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times. His books include READ MY LIPS, SCORN WITH ADDED VITRIOL, and INCA-KOLA, about his travels in Peru. He has also made a number of television documentaries, including most recently an account of his sojourn on a remote sub-Antarctic island.

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GOR000494016
Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris
Matthew Parris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-10-30
528
0140297731
9780140297737
Short-listed for Saga Award for Wit 2003 Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2003
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