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Publisher's Summary

By the best-selling author of All Out War, short-listed for the Orwell Prize 2017.

The unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May's time as PM through to the end of the election campaign. Stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments and a superb follow-up to All Out War.

'May you live in interesting times' says the proverbial Chinese curse. And it is difficult to think of a recent period in which politics have been so unpredictable and fast-changing. As Political Editor of The Sunday Times, Tim Shipman has been at the forefront of it all. His book of last year, All Out War, has become the book on the 2016 referendum campaign. Shipman's writing is noted for its grasp of human drama as well as his intimate understanding of the political arguments and differences at stake.

Fall Out continues the story of British politics from the entry of Theresa May into Downing Street as Prime Minister through to the end of the general election campaign - and its aftermath. Written with his trademark wit and access to sources no-one else has, this book takes all who listen to it to the heart of the political drama that is unravelling every day before us as Britain tries to work out its new place in the world post-Brexit.

©2017 Tim Shipman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

Praise for All Out War: "I can't imagine a more even-handed or better sourced, all points-of-view account of the biggest story in British politics since WWII.... A fine book.' (Andrew Marr, The Sunday Times)
"Shipman's dispatches are a must read if you want to understand what happened beneath the smog and beyond the noise of the conflict." (Nick Robinson)
"Shipman is brilliantly qualified to write the inside story of the referendum, with his unrivalled access to all the players." (John Rentoul)

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  • Chris Tech
  • 01-23-18

Brilliant and insightful

I couldn’t stop listening to this, the insights into the recents British political events was gripping and not a little depressing to find out how ineffectual some senior members of government are.

The shear volume of sources and first hand accounts is incredible.

This is bar far the longest book I’ve listened to but it didn’t feel like it.

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  • J. B. Mitchell
  • 02-07-18

Excellent book, spoiled by dreadful performance

What did you like most about Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem?

This is an incredibly well researched book. The author tells a compelling story quite brilliantly.

What did you like best about this story?

The detail. Here is the background to a year which we remember well - which explains so much of what was previously hidden.

What didn’t you like about Rupert Farley’s performance?

I admire Farley as an actor, but his reading of this brilliant book made it hard to follow. His frequent emphasis on the wrong words (changing the sense of what the author was saying) and the pauses in the wrong places were incredibly distracting.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As someone who remains in despair over Brexit, the book increased my feelings of anger directed at the clueless politicians who are driving this Country over the proverbial cliff.

Any additional comments?

Yes - I would highly recommend this book, but if you have a Kindle, get that version. Failing that, just buy the book and read it the old fashioned way. If you are minded to get the audio version, read the 'free' sample first.

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  • Farniboy
  • 02-01-18

Theresa May-hem

Tim Shipman's follow up to All Out War starts with Theresa May;s faltering first step as Prime Minister. A government unprepared to deal with the Brexit decision foisted on them by UK voters. The first few chapters are a little slow but the pace picks up and once the election is called it never lets up. I thought that it was fairly evenly handed in the way it deals with both Tory and Labour sides of the election without totally ignoring Ukip or Lib Dem. The contrast between Theresa May and Ruth Livingstone, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland is stark. The Corbyn surge is also well examined.

Another great narration.

Recommended!

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  • Biker
  • 02-07-18

Fascinating and even handed first draft of history

How we got into the position we are in now. It is really useful to read what is a very contemporary history. No one comes out of it very well. It throws into sharp relief the fundamental inadequacies of our entire political class but without gratuitous cruelty. It seems the conclusion the book draws is we have some very ordinary humans attempting to fulfil the extraordinary task of extracting the UK from the EU. And failing.

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  • Retro Brit
  • 05-07-18

May stuck between a rock and a hard place.<br />

Who would want to be in Theresa May's shoes? The daggers are waiting in many dark alcoves. Pro-Brexit & Anti-Brexit seem to be waiting to strike. There is little room for comprimise. Then there is a fickle and distrustful electorate. One wrong policey and support can evaporate.

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  • Joey Dean
  • 04-08-18

Superb but very long.

This is an absorbing and incredibly well researched book. My only reservation is that it takes forever to listen to on Audible and there is such an extensive cast of characters it is easy to get lost in the detail. I will probably buy the paperback version so I can read it properly at my own pace.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-24-18

Compelling book

Really compelling and relevant book to listen to.
The subject matter was very current .

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  • Matthew Wood
  • 02-20-18

The best books in my library. No question.

So much detail and insight in to the year we've just had. Excellent listen and excellent narration

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  • N Stothard
  • 02-18-18

Political junkie stuff

Enjoyed it but could do with a good editor and likely to age badly as is rapidly being overtaken by event.

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  • Mr. G. Laing
  • 02-14-18

As good as all out war but more scary

If you could sum up Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem in three words, what would they be?

Our hopeless politicians

What other book might you compare Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem to, and why?

Can’t think of a book offhand However if I were to write on it would most definitely be about a kids playground with incompetent teachers and brats as kids.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Farley – was your favourite?

No standout character it just seems they are all blazing LG incompetent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No , it was one you did in chunks, has taken me a while as I would listen on way to work a couple of days in a row then come back to it.

Any additional comments?

I really like Rupert as a reader definitely up there. It is a terifying indictment of our politicians whether you support any of the parties how useless they are and if they were in the private sector like I am they would have all,been fired, has left me annoyed at how bad they all are and the spin doctoring that goes on. In the words of Richard Pryor None of the above!!!