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.
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.
'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
Publication date: 20/01/2011
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||20th January 2011|
|Publisher:||Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,|
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 ...More About Alastair Campbell