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In the late 1980s, when she began keeping a diary, Edwina Currie was the second most prominent woman in British politics - after Margaret Thatcher. Indeed, she was often spoken of as a potential Prime Minister. Her outspokenness and her lively, media-friendly personality won her a much higher profile than her status as a junior minister would otherwise have commanded. When she was forced to resign from the Government after warning of the danger signs of salmonella infection in eggs, she was already a national figure.
The appearance of these diaries is an important publishing event. Like Alan Clark's diaries, they provide a remarkable insight into politics at the top, by a writer with an observant eye and a sharp sense of humour. Edwina Currie's honesty, her frankness and her courage make these unexpurgated diaries an irresistible read. Their revelation of her four-year affair with former Prime Minister John Major has already been a media sensation.
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In the late 1980s, Edwina Currie was the second most prominent woman in British politics - after Margaret Thatcher. When she was forced to resign after warning of the danger of salmonella infection in eggs, she was a national figure. These diaries provide an insight into politics at the top.Review:
An important and revelatory set of diaries (THE TIMES)
Edwina has done contemporary history a service (Anne Robinson, DAILY TELEGRAPH)
It is impossible to underestimate the seismic nature of these revelations (INDEPENDENT)
Her diaries are full of interesting vignettes from her years as minister and backbencher and they're written in a characteristically forthright style. (DAILY MAIL)
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Condition: New. pp. 352. Seller Inventory # 264548577
Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Condition: New. pp. 352. Seller Inventory # 3332158