Harry Perkins has led the Labour Party to a stunning election victory. His manifesto included public control of finance and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies. As MI5 conspires with the press barons to bring him down, Harry finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
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Chris Mullin has been Member of Parliament for Sunderland South since 1987. Before being elected as an MP, he had worked as a journalist on the ITV documentary programme World in Action and had been editor of Tribune. Secret State, first published as A Very British Coup, is his best known novel to date and was made into an award winning television series in 1988. His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books.Review:
As fascinating as it was entertaining when it was first published ... it's disturbing how much still resonates. If Corbyn seeks a cautionary tale, he need look no further. -- Val McDermid * New Statesman * Rattles along with speed and great credibility * The Times * A delicious fantasy... crisply written and the story belts along * Observer * A world of power struggle in Downing Street, Fleet Street, Whitehall and Washington * New Statesman * A spiffing read... calculated to grip blue-rinsed Conservative ladies and make Socialist eyes pop * People * Chris Mullin's book is the first for some time that I have stayed awake to finish -- Ken Livingstone * Labour Herald * A curious Molotov cocktail * Financial Times * Entertaining propaganda * Literary Review * A very effective political thriller, which hasyou on the edge of your seat from start to finish * Oxford Mail * Entertaining to anyone interested in contemporary politics * Glasgow Herald * ...a brilliant concept that opened the way for my own novels -- Michael Dobbs Compulsive reading * City Limits *
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