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Christopher Silvester - The Pimlico Companion To Parliament: A Literary Anthology - 9780712666435 - KSS0006027
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The Pimlico Companion To Parliament: A Literary Anthology

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Description for The Pimlico Companion To Parliament: A Literary Anthology Paperback. Drawing on diaries, letters, memoirs and biographies, as well as the journalistic tradition of sketch-writing, this text covers all aspects of parliamentary life, from the landmark events of Britain's history to the eating and drinking habits of MPs. Editor(s): Silvester, Christopher. Num Pages: 656 pages. BIC Classification: 1DB; 2AB; DQ; JPQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 153. Weight in Grams: 864. Clean copy with some shelf wear, minor nicks and bumps on cover but otherwise clean
George Canning describes his maiden speech in 1974, Benjamin Disraeli the vote that brought down Sir Robert Peel's administration in 1845. William Jerdan witnesses the assassination of a prime minister, Spencer Percival, in 1812, whilst diaries such as Charles Greville, Harold Nicolson and 'Chips' Channon record their time as MPs. The old refreshment parlour, Bellamy's Kitchen, is described by Charles Dickens, and other visitors include Thomas Carlyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell. Here also, are writings by leser-known individuals, containing witty, dramatic or moving reflections on an institution whose wealth of history and tradition ia as absorbing as ... Read more

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About Christopher Silvester
Christopher Silvester was born in 1959 and educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history. From 1983 to 1994 he worked for Private Eye, initially writing the 'New Boys' column, a series of caustic profiles of newly elected MPs, and later specialising in political, legal and media affairs. He has written for several newspapers and magazines, ... Read more

Reviews for The Pimlico Companion To Parliament: A Literary Anthology
'Christopher Silvester has produced a quite scintillating anthology..The book is a true labour of love and no praise can be too high for its editor', David Robson, Sunday Telegraph .'In the immortal words of Chris Patten, I have been "gob-smacked" by the quality of this book...I can't think of a better book to give to anyone remotely interested in Parliament', ... Read more

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