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Diaries: Into Politics 1972-1982

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INTO POLITICS begins in 1973 with Clark's selection as Tory candidate for Nancy Astor's old seat in Plymouth (rival candidates included future Conservative luminaries Michael Howard and Norman Fowler). Alan Clark describes his election to the Commons in the 1974 general election; his years as a backbencher coincide with Edward Heath as PM, his downfall and the arrival of M ...more
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Published October 12th 2000 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Nick C
Oct 14, 2012 Nick C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit of a shit and a shagger, but you can't help reading these totally honest diary entries without getting to understand and admire the man.

Enjoyed very much, although will admit to skipping most of 1981 (bit heavy weight political and full of references to people, who after 30 years, are long forgotten) and going straight to 1982 and the Falklands.
Neil Jenkins
Aug 11, 2011 Neil Jenkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who would have known being so rich could be so hard? Described a life I will never live, nor want to live. But it was interesting to feel a part of his life while reading.
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Jun 17, 2013 Doug Mcquirter rated it it was amazing
Fascinating reading. The Old Right and all that. If Dennis Skinner were a randy, rich Old Etonian. Sort of.
Derek Baldwin
Jul 28, 2011 Derek Baldwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book, the only Tory of any human worth that I can think of. not to deny he was a bastard too.
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Reading Group selection. Good argument!
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Alan Clark was an English Conservative MP, historian and diarist.
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