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Alastair Campbell - 'The Blair Years' hardback book. £1 @ Poundland
Alastair Campbell - 'The Blair Years' hardback book. £1 @ Poundland

Alastair Campbell - 'The Blair Years' hardback book. £1 @ Poundland

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Rod Liddle, Sunday Times
'This is a gripping, compelling and genuinely revelatory read'


Matthew Parris, The Times
'A brilliant, absorbing account...These diaries...will be gasped at, and
relied upon, for decades to come. Buy them: they will suck you in'

Roger Lewis, Sunday Express
'Who the hell does he think he is?'

The Blair Years is the most compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever read. Taken from Alastair Campbells daily diaries, it charts the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blairs leadership, providing the first important record of a remarkable decade in our national life.

Here are the defining events of our time, from Labours new dawn to the war on terror, from the death of Diana to negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, from Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, through to the Hutton Inquiry of 2003, the year Campbell resigned his position at No 10. But above all here is Tony Blair up close and personal, taking the decisions that affected the lives of millions, under relentless and often hostile pressure.

Often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain, Alastair Campbell is no stranger to controversy. Feared and admired in equal measure, hated by some, he was pivotal to the founding of New Labour and the sensational election victory of 1997. As Blairs press secretary, strategist and trusted confidant, Campbell spent more waking hours alongside the Prime Minister than anyone. His diaires - at times brutally frank, often funny, always compelling - take the reader right to the heart of government.

The Blair Years is a story of politics in the raw, of progress and setback, of reputations made and destroyed, under the relentless scrutiny of a 24-hour media. Unflinchingly told, it covers the crises and scandals, the rows and resignations, the ups and downs of Britains hothouse politics. But amid the big events are insights and observations that make this a remarkably human portrayal of some of the most powerful people in the world.

There has never been so riveting a book about life at the very top, nor a more human book about politics, told by a man who saw it all.

15 Comments

"These diaries...will be gasped at"
Why because of all the lies ;-)

anthony712;7582126

"These diaries...will be gasped at"Why because of all the lies ;-)



exactly. totally agree

Hey Alastair, Where are the Weapons of mass destruction? Found them yet?

Makes for an interesting read.;-)

withnail1969;7582300

Makes for an interesting read.;-)



You should try his early stuff when he wrote for porn mags

Was the porn mag stuff make believe as well!!

Should be 1pland

Original Poster

Thanks for the cold votes just because people think Alastair Campbell is a twunt.

Its supposed to be a deal site. I'm trying to help people out who think it might be an interesting read - regardless of their politics.

I think while Amazon are retailing the book at £16.00 for the hardcover, this is a steal, no? It's like people voting a great deal on a Liverpool shirt cold because they don't support them. Get a life...http://www.urban75.net/ubb/rolleyes.gif

To be a deal it has to be worthwhile.. Sorry a book of lies is not worthwhile so not a worthwhile deal. Thats why its in the pound shop..

grimm6;7583174

To be a deal it has to be worthwhile.. Sorry a book of lies is not … To be a deal it has to be worthwhile.. Sorry a book of lies is not worthwhile so not a worthwhile deal. Thats why its in the pound shop..



There are plenty of worthwhile deals in Poundland....

However this is NOT one of them.

Original Poster

Thanks.

I won't bother in future then.

have some heat-can't go wrong for £1 really can ya?

Great value! I guess it gives an insight into what was nearly a great Prime Minister!!

I read this book when it first came out and thought it quite interesting. I don't necessarily agree that its all lies just because The Sun says it is. A bargain for just £1 and I wish I had a Poundland near me.

skyscraper101;7583404

Thanks.I won't bother in future then.



When you place a deal on here you have to take the flack as well as the praise...if folks dont want it, fine just move on.
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