“Townsend has a rare gift … wickedly funny.”—Kirkus Reviews(starred)
“It’s not pretty, it’s not subtle, but it’s wickedly funny and skewers London’s prime-time players.”—Columbus Dispatch
Praise for Sue Townsend:
“It’s a good thing British subjects are no longer beheaded for treason, or Sue Townsend’s head would roll . . . outrageously cutting.”—Newsday
“[Townsend] is a national treasure.”—The New York Times Book Review
Edward Clare, PM of England, doesn’t know the price of a liter of milk. Worse, he’s admitted it on national television. The public that ushered him to a landslide election has turned against him.
Edward decides the only way to get closer to the men and women on the street is to travel the country dressed in drag. Leaving his high-powered, ambitious wife to attend to things in his absence, he sets out.
In this comic romp Sue Townsend sends up, roasts, hoists and generally petards the once and future prime ministers as only she can.
Sue Townsendis celebrated as the author of the bestselling
Adrian Mole series, read by millions, as well as the #1 British bestseller,The Queen and I. She lives in Leicester, England.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbadeer - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed Townsend's Adrian Mole series, but this title did not live up to that standard. Although parts of it were laugh out loud funny, the writing was very inconsistent, and the multiple ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bbbart - LibraryThing
Amusing read, but I guess it's much more fun when you're actually British. :-) Read full review