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Alan Clark - Diaries (1983-1992) (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B000173

Covers 1983-1992.

The first volume of Alan Clark's Diaries, covering two Parliaments during which he served under Margaret Thatcher - until her ousting in a coup which Clark observed closely from the inside - and then under John Major, constitute the most outspoken and revealing account of British political life ever written.

Cabinet colleagues, royalty, ambassadors, civil servants and foreign dignitaries are all subjected to Clark's vivid and often wittily acerbic pen, as he candidly records the daily struggle for ascendancy within the corridors of power.

This volume of Diaries begins in 1983 with Clark's selection as Tory candidate for Nancy Astor's old seat in Plymouth (rival candidates included future Conservative luminaries Michael Howard and Norman Fowler).

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Acceptable (Slight sticker damage on front cover and some tanning to pages - still solid & perfectly readable)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Politics & Government
  • Published : 1993 (This Ed. 2000 - W&N)
  • ISBN : 9781857991420
  • SKU : B000173
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"This collection of his diary entries shows us what happened in the Conservative Party (and his private life) during the 1980's when the Conservatives were in office. It's a good fun read, and probably set the standard for "political diaries" that have come since." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark was a British Conservative Member of Parliament, author and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence. He became a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1991.