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  • Living a Political Lifeby Madeleine May Kunin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    The first time Madeleine M. Kunin ran for office it was because she thought there ought to be more women in politics. In time she fulfilled that belief by becoming the first woman governor of Vermont. Throughout her career, Kunin found that the rules for women politicians were different: she would not be forgiven (nor would she forgive herself) for... more...

  • The Last Diariesby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; US$ 18.47

    The first two volumes of Alan Clark's were irresistible, irreverent, infamous, outrageous. This last volume is a fitting finale to the work of a man who has been described as 'the best diarist of his century'. The third volume begins in 1991 with Alan Clark contemplating quitting as an MP. Life at Saltwood Castle, his home, hangs heavy; then... more...

  • The Shan of Burmaby Chao Tzang Yawnghwe

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 59.90

    In this highly personal account, the author, Chao Tzang Yawnghwe, a son of the first President of the Union of Burma, tells of his youth and involvement in the Shan resistance movement. He gives his version of Shan history and explains the complexity of Shan politics covering the issues of autonomy, Shan-Burmese relations, opium, and other contraband... more...

  • Diariesby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; US$ 20.50

    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,... more...

  • Diariesby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    INTO POLITICS begins in 1973 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). Alan Clark describes his election to the Commons in the 1974 general election; his years as a backbencher coincide with Edward Heath as PM, his downfall... more...

  • The Last Diariesby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The first two volumes of Alan Clark's were irresistible, irreverent, infamous, outrageous. This last volume is a fitting finale to the work of a man who has been described as 'the best diarist of his century'. The third volume begins in 1991 with Alan Clark contemplating quitting as an MP. Life at Saltwood Castle, his home, hangs heavy; then... more...

  • Ataturkby Andrew Mango

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founding father of the Turkish Republic. He transformed it from a battle-scarred ruin into a regional power and is still hailed as a hero today. more...

  • Alan Clark: A Life in his Own Wordsby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    'From the moment the first scabrous and brilliant volume was published, people wanted more. Now they have it and they will not be disappointed... These diaries are not wonderful simply because they show a politician unafraid to say what he thinks, and refusing to suck up to those whom he represents. They are great because they show all sides of a man... more...

  • The Bolterby Frances Osborne

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    On Friday 25th May, 1934, a forty-one-year-old woman walked into the lobby of Claridge's Hotel to meet the nineteen-year-old son whose face she did not know. Fifteen years earlier, as the First World War ended, Idina Sackville shocked high society by leaving his multimillionaire father to run off to Africa with a near penniless man. An inspiration... more...

  • The Glitter and the Goldby Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home... more...