Uff going on I knew or had any emotions About The Characters But I Feel I Ve Missed Something the characters But I eel I ve missed something Not sure what though And I can t say I didn t like it Clever writing but characters actions and motives were not credible Funny in places but overall a disappointmen. Holic Here he is on Thatcher When she walked she seemed to extinguish a cigarette beneath every pace; in her walk it could be seen that she was in the right' Observer 'Incisive characterisation irst class dialogue Set amid the wigs and gowns of parliamentary officialdom Philip Hensher's second novel exposes the hidden tensions in apparently banal lives' Sunday Telegra. ,
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good thing or literature Probably means the story is a bitthing or literature Probably means the story is bit close to the bone or some I honestly have no idea what I thought of this There was middle class amily stuff going on There was house of parliament st. Iting rent boys the afternoons and a passion Hoot for secrecy Sharp andunny a beautifully polished performance' Times Literary Supplement 'Sex politics and death are the classic themes of Hensher's original novel Set in Parliament at the time of the Red November fall of Margaret Thatcher itollows the disintegration of the amily of a Commons clerk Hensher is both sharp and melanc. Enjoyed this politicalfamily drama or its sly humour its revelations about the banality of life in Westminster and because of the slow burn that almost imperceptibly increases in tension as the story progresses Sad that the author lost his job as a Commons Clerk or wri. WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 1997 A stunning novel of political life betrayal and passion which lifts the lid on vice within the Palace of Westminster and cost Hensher his job as a House of Commons clerk 'At the centre of this book is John a job as a House of Commons clerk 'At the centre of this book is John a widower with a hump two daughters and an important job in the House of Commons He also has a A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, fondnessor vis.