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Children of the Master by Andrew Marr
  

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In his second novel, Andrew Marr draws on his unrivalled inside knowledge of British politics to expose the foibles, duplicities and absurdities of those we elect to govern us. Against a backdrop of intrigue and betrayal at the Palace of Westminster, two politicians for the top job must struggle with the sacrifices and compromises they will have to make if they are to seize the greatest political prize of all. It is a thrillingly intimate look at the inner workings of Whitehall, and who really controls party politics by someone who knows more than most.

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Synopsis

Children of the Master by Andrew Marr

ONE DOOMED PRIME MINISTER. TWO WOULD-BE SUCCESSORS. BUT WHO'S PULLING THE STRINGS? The Labour Party has unexpectedly won a narrow majority in the 2018 general election. But the new government is weak and divided, its unpopular leader embattled in the House of Commons. A group of eminent figures from the party's past see an opportunity to re-establish their grip over its future by replacing the prime minister with a figurehead they can manipulate to their own ends. But who will they choose? Two possible candidates emerge from the recent intake of MPs: David Petrie, a self-made Scot with a working-class background and a troubled personal history; and Caroline Phillips, a high-flying Londoner whose complicated private life could be either her greatest handicap, or her greatest asset.

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Mail on Sunday

'Riveting'
Sunday Times

'The hottest thriller in town'
Evening Standard

'The Machiavellian melodrama of House of Cards veers into The Thick of It, and then off into the shadows where fixers out of John Le Carre lurk ... Marr excels ... Lively and enjoyable.'
Independent

'Andrew Marr is a marvel ... what makes 'Head of State'
worth reading is that Marr is unbuttoned ... witty and wicked'
New Statesman

About the Author

Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC’s Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. Andrew lives in London with his family.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th September 2015

Author

Andrew Marr

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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007596454

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