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Diaries Volume Two : Power and the People by Alastair Campbell
  

Diaries Volume Two : Power and the People

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 20 January 2011.

Power and the People is the second of four volumes, and covers the first two years of New Labour government, beginning with their landslide victory at the polls in 1997.

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Diaries Volume Two : Power and the People by Alastair Campbell

Volume Two details the initial challenges faced by Labour as they come to power and settle into running the country. It covers an astonishing array of events and personalities, progress and setbacks, crises and scandals, as Labour make the transition from opposition to office.


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'Campbell is a compelling diarist... The Campbell Diaries provide the fullest insider account so far of new Labour's ascent to power.'
-- The Times on Vol. 1

'Campbell's world is the brutal, angry, hard-driven, jokey, football-crazed and intensely male world of tabloid journalism. He is a fluent and industrious reporter, with amazing stamina.' -- Telegraph , on Vol. 1

'There are plenty of nuggets here that are fascinating, some passages that make you wince and others that are gripping. It has historical value.' -- Observer , on Vol. 1

About the Author

Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son of a vet. After graduating from Cambridge University in modern languages, his first chosen career was journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, he asked Campbell to be his press secretary. He worked for Blair - first in that capacity, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy - from 1994 to 2003, since when he has been engaged mainly in writing, public speaking and working for Leukaemia Research, where he is chairman of fundraising. He has continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party, including during the 2005 election campaign. He lives in North London with his partner of 25 years, Fiona Millar. They have three children Rory, 19, Calum, 17, and Grace, 13. His interests include running, triathlon, bagpipes and Burnley Football Club.

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Publication date

20th January 2011

Author

Alastair Campbell

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Author's Website

www.alastaircampbell.org/

Publisher

Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World


ISBN

9780091797317

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