In Brown's Britain, award-winning journalist Robert Peston explains for the first time the REAL nature of the relationship between Blair and Brown. With the ease of a born storyteller, he gives the first truly authoritative account of the extraordinary deal they did back in 1994, the subsequent collapse of trust between them, and the growing crisis as they almost came to blows in the run-up to the 2005 election. This book, for which Peston was granted unprecedented access to the Chancellor and his friends and colleagues, draws back the veil on the brooding man who has been Britain's longest serving and arguably most powerful Chancellor in more than 100 years. Filled with telling quotes and unexpected insights, it takes you right to the heart of the secret power games that go on behind the gates of Downing Street, and looks ahead at what Brown would do if he were to become Prime Minister in name as well as deed.
Robert Peston is editor of the Sunday Telegraph's Business and Money sections. He was political editor at the Financial Times from 1995 to 2000 where he won the "What the Paper's Say Award" for investigative journalism. He lives in London with his wife, Sian Busby, the writer and filmmaker. They have two sons, Simon and Max.