AINTO POLITICS begins in 1973 with Clark┐s selection as Tory candidate for Nancy Astor┐s old seat in Plymouth (rival candidates included future Conservative luminaries Michael Howard and Norman Fowler). Alan Clark describes his election to the Commons in the 1974 general election; his years as a backbencher coincide with Edward Heath as PM, his downfall and the arrival of Margaret Thatcher. This volume ends with the inside story of the Falklands War.
In his private life Alan and his wife Jane and their two young sons take over Saltwood Castle, previously the home of his father Kenneth (Civilisation) Clark. His enthusiasms for the estate, skiing, fast cars and girls are never far away.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eamonn12 - LibraryThing
Intriguing. It really is one of those books one can't put down. Its author comes across as a snob, a cad, a poseur, a careerist… but something about him makes the reader keep going and finally emerge ... Read full review
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His brutal honesty and the details of political machinations make up for the fact he is a nasty misogynist (for the reader). Read full review