To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy, Book 2)

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9780002238861: To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy, Book 2)

Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed - Flat signature. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages; Physical description.: 249 p. ; 23 cm. Subject: English fiction. Summary: Newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King, in the controversial No 1 bestselling second volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy -- now reissued in a new cover. After scheming his way to power in 'House of Cards', Francis Urquhart made a triumphant return in 'To Play the King' -- a Sunday Times No 1 bestseller that became a hugely successful BBC TV series, with Ian Richardson resuming his award-winning role as Francis Urquhart. Its highly controversial and uncannily topical storyline -- in which the role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King -- coincided with a huge increase in public interest in the future of the Royal Family following a series of Royal scandals.

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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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