Harry Potter House Eds eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Not Quite the Diplomat Home Truths About World Affairs by Chris Patten
  

Not Quite the Diplomat Home Truths About World Affairs

RRP £9.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Not Quite the Diplomat Home Truths About World Affairs by Chris Patten

Part memoir, part remedy for the state we're in, with liberal sprinklings of common sense, Chris Patten's Not Quite the Diplomat is a frank and funny book from a very outspoken politician. After spending several years in the thick of international events, Chris Patten has seen rather a lot of the world - and the people who run it. And now he's free from the bonds of diplomacy, he doesn't have to be quite so careful about what he says. Here he gives us his forthright views on everything from the Tories' downfall to America's empire, from whether Blair has any political convictions to why Britain should start liking the French. Masterly, elegant, sprightly, wry ...the best political reading of the year . (James Naughtie, The Times Books of the Year ). A garnering of rich personal experience...Frank and vivid ...without betraying any confidences or relationships of trust (Sir Christopher Meyer, please note) . ( The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year ). Elegant, warm, witty, stylish and readable...If politics were sane, appointments to ministerial rank anywhere would be conditional on reading, digesting, understanding and acting upon the wisdom of this book . ( Independent ). Patten writes with wit, elegance and passion, showing a candour and courage uncommon among politicians . ( Sunday Telegraph ). Chris Patten is currently Chairman of the BBC Trust, and Chancellor of Oxford and Newcastle Universities. He is well known for being the last Governor of Hong Kong 1992-1997, about which he wrote in East and West (1998). Both that and his most recent book, Not Quite the Diplomat: Home Truths about World Affairs (2005), were international best-sellers.

About the Author

Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford and Newcastle universities, was until recently European Commissioner for External Relations. A former MP, he has also worked as the last Governor of Hong Kong, and Chairman of the Conservative Party. His previous publications include East and West.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2006

Author

Chris Patten

More books by Chris Patten
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

International relations

ISBN

9780141021447

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools