Quentin Letts has never been one to shrink away from offering an opinion in his various newspaper columns over the years and here we have a collection of his journalistic musings. No one is a safe target and his frustration, anger and wry humour all come to the fore in this entertaining read.
Throughout the New Labour years - that decade of deceit, that era of wretched wriggle - the Daily Mail 's Quentin Letts has maintained a lonely, vehement vigil. Like a lone clay pigeon shot squinting through his sights at a sky black with targets, he has fired his daily bullets at the poseurs and pooh-bahs of British public life. John Prescott?Bang! Alan Sugar? Bang Bang! Peter Mandelson, Harriet Harman, and the Commons Speaker Letts nicknamed 'Gorbals Mick'? Bullseyes - every single one. In this collection of anguished and often snortingly funny political sketches and journalism, Letts lets off more steam than a Chinese laundry. The modern Establishment won't like it. They tried to gag him. Smear him. Even tried to get him fired. Quentin Letts: The man they could not silence. As his wife will be the first to tell you.
Praise for Quentin's previous books:
'I salute Mr Letts' one-man stand against the ugly and brainless Bog-Folk'- Daily Mail
'[Quentin Letts] discharges his duty with flair and tracer precision...an angry book, beautifully written' - The Spectator
Publication date: 16/09/2010
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||16th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
Quentin Letts is parliamentary sketch writer and theatre critic for the Daily Mail. A regular broadcaster on radio and television, he was formerly New York correspondent for The Times and gossip columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He recently presented Radio 4’s series ‘What’s The Point Of?’ He lists his recreations, in Who’s Who as ‘gossip’ and ‘character defenestration’.More About Quentin Letts