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I thoroughly enjoyed it. -Jon Snow, Observer Books of the Year. A comic gem, a kind of Primary Colors that shrewdly lays bare the day-to-day maneuverings of Parliament’s power elite. His previous books include John Smith: Playing the Long Game, Kenneth Clarke: A Political Biography and Faces of Labour.
Innocent in the House Andy McSmith 240pp, Verso, £13. Since Tony Blair became Labour leader, more than 100 books have been published that use New Labour's political culture as a backdrop. Whether fiction or non-fiction - and sometimes it is difficult to make the distinction - they have flooded the market. This latest offering is one of the best; it should also be one of the last. McSmith's novel tells a smart tale of the mishaps and successes of Joseph Pilgrim, a surprise Labour victor on May 1 1997. As our MP hero struggles to make his name, his past comes back to haunt him. During.
Innocent in the House book. Joseph Pilgrim is the hero of Andy McSmith’s compelling fictional debut. Pilgrim has already made several wrong career moves before he is swept into the House of Commons by Labour’s landslide in 1997, much to his own surprise. Ingenuous, though nobody’s fool, he tries to avoid joining a system of patronage and sycophancy, but cannot stop himself from stumbling repeatedly upward towards success.
He was surrounded on every side by those who wanted to be. Some wanted to be famous, some to be praised, some to be on television every night, some to be outstandingly loyal, some to be famously disloyal, some to be driven by chauffeurs in ministerial cars and some to be Prime Minister.
Andy McSmith is a freelance English journalist. rule in the Soviet Union, and a novel, Innocent in the House. He has also contributed to many other books References. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-04. Andy McSmith on Twitter.
-"Punch" "A smart tale of mishaps and successes. not only offers a rattling good yarn but provides more insight into the inner. -"The Scotsman" "Smollet could hardly have contrived it better
Andy McSmith draws on long experience as a Labour Party press officer . Target/Movies, Music & Books/Books/All Book Genres/Fiction & Literature. product description page. Innocent in the House - by Andy McSmith (Paperback).
Andy McSmith draws on long experience as a Labour Party press officer and political journalist to create a convincing and exciting tale of politics and scandal. His story is enlivened by cameo appearances of characters that bear an eerily close resemblance to real political figures.
Andy McSmith has been a senior writer at the Independent newspaper since April 2007, having previously . He is the author of four books: biographies of John Smith and Kenneth Clarke, a collection of short biographies called Faces of Labour, and a novel, Innocent in the House.
He is the author of four books: biographies of John Smith and Kenneth Clarke, a collection of short biographies called Faces of Labour, and a novel, Innocent in the House. He has also contributed to numerous other books. No such thing as society. Constable & Robinson Ltd.
Andy McSmith is a freelance English journalist rule in the Soviet Union, and a novel, Innocent in the House. He is the author of six books: biographies of Kenneth Clarke and former Labour leader John Smith, a collection of short biographies called Faces of Labour: The Inside Story (1996), No Such Thing as Society: A History of Britain in the 1980s, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch (2015) about the great writers and artists who lived under Stalin's.
Author of John Smith, Faces of labour, Kenneth Clarke, Innocent in the house, One bummer news day, Fear and the muse kept watch.
Suspense and Obscurity