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Chance Witness

Synopsis
Following Cambridge and Yale and a short spell in the Foreign Office, Matthew Parris decided that rather than become a spy, he would try his luck as a diesel-fitter. He was turned down.

Plan B was to stand as a Conservative Party candidate and here he was successful, beating Peter Lilley and Michael Howard for the West Derbyshire constituency. He spent seven years in the House of Commons, under the watchful eye of Mrs Thatcher, which ended in calamity. During this time, however, he was a sharp observer of his colleagues and here he talks about politics and politicians as well as his extraordinary childhood and early life.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Notes
On 3 cassettes
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
biographies; politicians; Parris, Matthew

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
Cassette
Price
£8.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Penguin Audiobooks

Email
audio@penguin.co.uk
Web
http://www.penguin.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 3067
Fax
020 7010 6695
Address
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

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