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Roy Hattersley was elected as an MP in 1964 and served in each of Harold Wilson's governments and in Jim Callaghan's Cabinet. He has written his GUARDIAN column 'Endpiece' for the last 20 years

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'Informative and always easy to read . . . Hattersley has done a fine job' Andrew Lycett, SUNDAY TIMES 'Well written and wide ranging book . . . his account of the period is consistently enjoyable' Piers Brendon, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hattersley makes a riveting case . . . a bold, sweeping synthesis . . . full of gleaming nuggets and offbeat points redolent of hours hunched over neglected papers. It is no surprise to readers of his journalism that it is superbly written, gleefully but wryly highlighting the absurdities and pomposities of the age . . . Hattersley's prose flows smooth as the port at a Sandringham shooting party. What makes this book is not just the quality of its social and political analysis, but the breadth of detail and the quality of its gossipy anecdotes' Colin Donald, HERALD '[A] solid book . . . Hattersley writes entertainingly . . . He is a clear and vigorous writer' Anne Chisholm, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'The Labour Party's loss is literature's gain . . . Roy Hattersley is now carving a niche as a master of popular history and biography. This splendid popular history will confirm Hattersley's status as one of the most interesting writer-politicians of our time. As an author of non-fiction he continues to be, in racing parlance, one to note' Frank McLynn, DAILY EXPRESS 'This is well-judged narrative history, shrewd and stirring in equal measure . . . absorbing' David Trotter, GUARDIAN 'Obliquely critical and wonderfully observant' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'This is a rich fruitcake, full of plums and the best kind of entertainment.' OBSERVER 'Thorough and informative new history... a readable and very wide-ranging history.' DAILY MAIL 'Gloriously readable and wide-ranging.' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY

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