Mullin, Chris A Very British Coup

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A Very British Coup

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Former steel worker Harry Mullins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies. The Establishment is appalled by the prospect, and secretly decides that something must be done. As M15 conspires with the city and the press barons, Perkins the PM finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle for survival..."A Very British Coup" is a clever blend of fact and fiction and links to the plots and schemes that were undoubtedly mounted against Harold Wilson's Labour government. Its success as a TV series focused attention on the activities of people who would rather not have been noticed. "The Times" described it 'as rattling along with great speed and credibility'; the "New Statesman" saw it as 'a world of power struggle in Downing Street, Fleet Street, Whitehall and Washington'; while the "Observer" called it 'a delicious fantasy.'

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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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Acclaimed political satire now back in print with Serpent's Tail - from the celebrated diarist of A View From The Foothills

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