Not since the 1640s has such a titanic clash been seen. The British parliament (team captain Francis Urquhart, the Prime Minister) is flexing its considerable, if flabby, muscles for a confrontation against the British Crown (team captain King Charles). Based on the BBC TV series.
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Britain has a new Prime Minister and a new King. Francis Urquhart is a ruthless politician determined to cling to power in spite of the troubles he knows are ahead, but he is frustrated at every turn by a caring, idealistic monarch.
Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King’s family and friends but even the King himself.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002238861
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002238861