This is the last instalment of the extraordinary saga about scheming politician Francis Urquhart.
For more than a decade Urquhart has towered above the parliamentary scene. But the county appears to be growing tired of him. The end of an era, they say, time for a change. Yet Urquhart is not ready to retire, still less to be driven from office. If the public demand new blood, that is precisely what he will give them. The blood of his cabinet critics – even the blood of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus – will be freely shed as he takes his battle to survive onto the international stage.
This is a different Francis Urquhart – more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten.
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‘A triumphant return… The best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. Urquhart’s last days in Downing Street are as compelling as Mrs Thatcher’s. What a brilliant creation F.U. is.’
‘Razor-sharp and merciless… One thing is certain: F.U. will be remembered for much longer than the name of many a real Prime Minister.’
‘Magnificent… this book has it all.’
Bestselling author Michael Dobbs was at Mrs Thatcher’s side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister and was a key aide to John Major when he was voted out. In between times he was bombed in Brighton, banished from Chequers and blamed for failing to secoure a Blair-Major television debate. He is now one of the country’s leading political commentators.
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