Jennie Lee: A Life

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Great Britain - 459 pages
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New in paperback, this is the compelling biography of Jennie Lee (1904-1988), the beautiful and passionate daughter of a Scottish miner who rose to become a pioneering woman MP. Regarded as one of the finest political biographies of recent years, this book studies a remarkable woman whosestormy political career culminated in her becoming the first Minister for the Arts, and details the moving and intimate story of her marriage to Aneurin Bevan. 'a truly magnificent biography in every sense: a moving portrait of Jennie herself, a most scrupulous painting of the political background, an unchallengable account of Jennie's record as a Minister' Michael Foot 'The best biography that I have read for years. Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest' Gerald Kaufman, Daily Telegraph 'one of the best political biographies of recent years, a small classic of Labour history' New Statesman 'quite excellent' Roy Jenkins 'Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are beautifully and frankly explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book .. . a rounded life of an extraordinary woman that I cannot recommend too highly' THES 'fascinating' Shirley Williams, Times Literary Supplement
 

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Contents

Cowdenbeath Child
1
North Lanark
29
Frank and Nye
68
Jennies War
92
and MP for Cannock
120
The Bevanite Struggles
161
Life with Nye
201
A Wreath for Nye
235
Notes
398
Selected Bibliography
438
Index
447
The Importance of International
5
How Do Norms Matter?
35
The Concept of International
69
Emerging Patterns of Governance and International
91
An Essential Symbiosis
149

Money Policy Silence
246
University of the Air
297
n The Open University
327
in Public and in Private
352
Twilight Years
381
Governing die Global Economy through Government Networks
177
Are the Method and Character of Norm
207
What Role for the State?
227
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About the author (1998)

Patricia Hollis (Baroness Hollis) is a member of Labour's front-bench team in the House of Lords. Previously Dean and Reader in Modern History at the University of East Anglia, she was also leader of Norwich City Council and a former parliamentary candidate for Great Yarmouth. In 1990 she wasappointed to the House of Lords and is currently Minister for Social Security in the Lords. She has served on many national bodies and local government associations, and has written widely on women's and Labour history, and on Victorian radicalism.

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