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The Buddha of Brewer Street

Dobbs, Michael (1948- )

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ISBN 10: 0002254123 / ISBN 13: 9780002254120
Published by London : HarperCollins, 1998
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by the author.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Physical description: 320 p. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Politicians - Great Britain - Fiction. Dalai lamas - Fiction. Summary: Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 193445

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Title: The Buddha of Brewer Street

Publisher: London : HarperCollins

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Michael Dobbs’ latest political hero, Thomas Goodfellowe MP, makes his second appearance in a compelling new novel by the country’s leading political thriller writer.

In the bestselling Goodfellowe MP, Michael Dobbs introduced Thomas Goodfellowe, a backbench MP with a tumultuous private life and a talent for asking awkward questions, whose concern for ordinary people and determination to expose abuses of power – inside and outside Westminster – have a habit of thrusting him into conflict with the mightiest forces in the land – regardless of the personal cost.

In Goodfellowe MP he took on a powerful newspaper baron. Now Goodfellowe is caught up in a compelling international power game played all the way from the mountains of Tibet to the back streets of Soho. At its centre is the search for a child whose fate may decide the future not only of a nation but of an entire religion – the Dalai Lama.

For the Tibetans who seek his latest reincarnation, he is a figure of immense importance: the temporal head of their country and the spiritual leader of all Tibetan Buddhists. Also seeking him are the Chinese, who see an opportunity to suppress the Tibetan independence movement by finding the child first, and replacing him with their own puppet figure.

It is as the long trail leads to the Tibetan community in Britain, and to the streets around his home in Soho, that Thomas Goodfellowe becomes involved in an affair that threatens to escalate into an international crisis.


‘Goodfellowe is a modern political hero with all the welcome weaknesses we expect... Michael Dobbs does for Westminster skulduggery what Agatha Christie did for the country house murder. He knows what we like and he knows how to spin a rattling good yarn.’
Gyles Brandreth, Sunday Express

‘Splendid, as good as anything Dobbs has done.’
Sunday Telegraph

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