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Michael Dobbs - Author


Michael Dobbs’ first novel, House of Cards, launched the career of the villainous Francis Urquhart, one of the most memorable fictional characters of recent years, who was immortalized by Ian Richardson in three award-winning BBC TV series. His books have foretold the downfall of Prime Ministers and the growing turmoil within the Royal Family. His recent novels, featuring Tom Goodfellowe, are Goodfellowe MP, The Buddha of Brewer Street, and Whispers of Betrayal, which with eerie prescience ahead of September 11th told of how a small group of trained and motivated people could hold an entire city to ransom.

For more than two decades Michael Dobbs has been at the right hand of political controversy. He was at Mrs Thatcher’s side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and was a key aide to John Major when he was voted out. His experiences have led him to be described as ‘Westminster’s baby-faced hit man’ and ‘a man who, in Latin America, would have been shot’.

His highly acclaimed recent book, Winston’s War, was a novel about the extraordinary relationship between Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain and the young Soviet spy, Guy Burgess. It was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year Award and is to be made into a feature film.

He was both Chief of Staff and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and has a doctorate in defence studies. He has also been Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and a regular presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Despatch Box’.

If you like Michael Dobbs you might also like to read books by Gerald Seymour, Robert Harris and Charles Cumming.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Dobbs

A Ghost at the Door by Michael Dobbs
A Ghost at the Door
Michael Dobbs
The author of some clever spy stories and the magnificent House of Cards series has produced another Harry Jones mystery, this time tracing his father’s life much to the initial surprise of his fiancée and eventually to her horror as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Lord's Day by Michael Dobbs
The Lord's Day
Michael Dobbs
In this Harry Jones thriller, Michael Dobbs, now a Lord himself, gives us the drama of the greatest siege since Troy - set in the House of Lords.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
The Edge of Madness by Michael Dobbs
The Edge of Madness
Michael Dobbs
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 13 November 2008. Dobb's latest thriller is set in the world of cyber-warfare. The plot is very plausible for today, a war that takes place in cyber-space...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2008
First Lady by Michael Dobbs
First Lady
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards, returns to the drama and scandal of Westminsterâs corridors of power. Ginny is the wife of an Opposition MP and is entirely content with her life, but when she overhears gossip of her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2006
Churchill's Hour by Michael Dobbs
Churchill's Hour
Michael Dobbs
There has to be something very special about a story when you know the ending and without doubt there is something very special here. Dobbs wrote a parliamentary trilogy which became excellent television in House of Cards. Now he takes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2005
Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs
Never Surrender
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs’ first novel, House of Cards, launched the career of the villainous Francis Urquhart, one of the most memorable fictional characters of recent years, who was immortalized by Ian Richardson in three award-winning BBC TV series. His books have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2004

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