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A Very British Coup | [Chris Mullin]

A Very British Coup

Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour Party to a stunning victory. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance and the dismantling of media empires. The Establishment is appalled. Something must be done. As MI5 conspires with the City and the press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
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Publisher's Summary

Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour Party to a stunning victory. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of media empires.

The Establishment is appalled. Something must be done. As MI5 conspires with the City and the press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

©1982 Chris Mullin (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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  • Keith
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    12/22/13
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    "compelling and realistic"
    What did you like most about A Very British Coup?

    The way the story is plausable


    What other book might you compare A Very British Coup to, and why?

    The ragged Trouser Philanthropist as life goes in cycles


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favourite?

    The PM


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Must see what the establishment can do to the people you chose


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steph B
    in a caravan somewhere
    10/8/13
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    "Making politics interesting"

    How would The Establishment react if an ultra-socialist Labour leader actually got voted into Number 10? That's the question posed by this novel and the drama unfolds satisfyingly throughout. There is (yes, unsurprisingly!) a lot of politics but it doesn't really get in the way of the story. I found myself nodding sagely at the characters behaviour at several points - how true! A Very British Coup is also a Very British Book and I'd be interested to know if overseas readers/listeners would recognise their own politicians in the characters too.

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