The Spicer Diaries
Michael Spicer is one of the top Conservative politicians in England. His career spanned the final decades of the 20th Century; from the fall of Communism through the early 21st Century. He served with Margaret Thatcher, and has been involved in politics since the 1980s.
Through his diaries we get an inside view of modern British politics, the ups, downs, and the defeats. Dealing with party unity, coming to terms of losing the majority, and deciding the European Union question; these diaries provide a sneak peek to what was happening. Though many of these entries are short, they give us a unique glimpse into the day to day workings of being a British MP.
The entries are interesting, though at times they lack context, which is generally the fault of the editor. This book will be extremely helpful for students of modern British history, for it will provide them a window into that world. His name might not be well known in the United States, but the people he worked with will be known and this insider’s view is incredibly interesting.
|Thomas Dunne Books
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