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Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir - Ken Clarke

Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir - Ken Clarke
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Title: Kind of Blue

Author:  Ken Clarke

ISBN:  9781509837199

Weight:  990g

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Kind of Blue by Ken Clarke

Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire he has been at the very heart of government under three prime ministers.  He is a political obsessive with a personal hinterland, as well known as a Tory Wet with Europhile views as for his love of cricket, Nottingham Forest Football Club and jazz.

In Kind of Blue, Clarke charts his remarkable progress from working-class scholarship boy in Nottinghamshire to high political office and the upper echelons of both his party and of government.  But Clarke is not a straightforward Conservative politician.  His position on the left of the party often led Margaret Thatcher to question his true blue credentials and his passionate commitment to the European project has led many fellow Conservatives to regard him with suspicion – and cost him the leadership on no less than three occasions.

Clarke has had a ringside seat in British politics for four decades and his trenchant observations and candid account of life both in and out of government will enthral readers of all political persuasions.  Vivid, witty and forthright, and taking its title not only from his politics but from his beloved Miles Davis, Kind of Blue is political memoir at its very best.

The long-awaited memoirs of Ken Clarke, MP

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Title: Kind of Blue
Sub title: A Political Memoir
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features:

The book has two sections of photographs, both black & white and colour, recording various stages in the life and career of Clarke.

The main body of the book is 498 pages.  The back matter contains an additional eighteen pages: a 17 page index and 1 page of picture acknowledgements.

Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Awards and prizes: Parliamentary Book Awards 2016 – shortlist (Best Memoir)
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Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509837199
ISBN 10: 1509837191
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 498 [main body]
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 47mm
Weight: 1.091kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Jacket image: Jay Brooks

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