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Diaries Volume 8: Rise and Fall of the Olympic Spirit, 2010–2015 by Alastair Campbell - Signed Edition

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Hand Signed by Alastair Campbell to the Publisher's Bookplate
Hardback Edition

Diaries Volume 8: Rise and Fall of the Olympic Spirit, 2010–2015 by Alastair Campbell - Signed Edition

Hand Signed by Alastair Campbell to the Publisher's Bookplate
Hardback Edition
New & Unread - Published 2021

It’s 2010 and Britain stands at a crossroads. After thirteen years in power, Labour find themselves out in the cold as David Cameron takes office – with a little help from the Liberal Democrats.

As the country begins its journey into austerity and, eventually, to Brexit, Alastair Campbell must grapple with his own future. The Blair–Brown years are over, with the stage set for a bitter leadership contest that will test loyalties and friendships to the limit. There are battles closer to home, too, with Campbell still torn between domestic and political life while his own and his family’s mental health come under increasing strain.

From the controversial Rose Garden speech, through the sunny optimism of the Olympics, to Cameron’s cavalier attitude to not one but two referendums, and culminating in the critical 2015 election, Volume 8 of Campbell’s acclaimed diaries is a must-read for anyone wondering how we got to where we are today – and how things might have been different.

About the Author: Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son of a vet. Having graduated from Cambridge University in modern languages, he went into journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Campbell worked for him first as press secretary, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. He continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party, including during the 2005 and subsequent election campaigns. He is now engaged mainly in writing, public speaking and consultancy and is an ambassador for a number of mental health charities.

He lives in north London with his partner of thirty-seven years, Fiona Millar, with whom he has three grown-up children. His interests include running, cycling, playing the bagpipes and following the varying fortunes of Burnley Football Club.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781785900860

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