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First Lady: An unputdownable thriller of politics and power

Michael Dobbs

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Fiction, Historical fiction

A brilliantly incisive and witty novel of power and ambition - HOUSE OF CARDS for the 21st Century

Michael Dobbs returns to the subject that made him a household name - the human drama and scandal in the corridors of power.

Ginny is the young wife of an Opposition MP and is entirely content with her life in the constituency home. So when she overhears gossip of her husband's affair, it is a shattering blow. For some women such revelations become part of the Westminster game, but Ginny is no ordinary woman. She decides that there is only one way to stop being a perpetual victim of the system, and that is to become its master. Ginny will not be satisfied until she is the wife of the Prime Minister.

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Praise for First Lady: An unputdownable thriller of politics and power

  • Dobbs writing is highly polished and divertingly sophisticated - Sandra Howard, Spectator

  • It s barbed and breakneck, often very funny and hugely entertaining - The Times

  • It is brutal, coruscating stuff - Sunday Telegraph

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Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs was born in the same hour as Prince Charles. It doesn't seem to have done him too much harm. In the years since then he has become a doctor of philosophy, a senior adviser to both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, a Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, a regular presenter of BBC TV's Despatch Box and a columnist for the Mail on Sunday. In his spare time he has written books ranging from the bestselling House of Cards trilogy that became a hugely popular TV series to his recent brilliant series of historical novels about the life of Winston Churchill. He tries to live quietly with his wife and four sons near a pub and a church in Wiltshire.

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