With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch – and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen’s pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, Marr dissects the Queen’s political relationships, crucially those with her Prime Ministers; he examines her role as Head of the Commonwealth, and her deep commitment to that Commonwealth of nations; he looks at the drastic changes in the media since her accession in 1952 and how the monarchy – and the monarch – have had to change and adapt as a result. Indeed he argues that under her watchful eye, the monarchy has been thoroughly modernized and made as fit for purpose in the twenty-first century as it was when she came to the throne and a ‘new Elizabethan age’ was ushered in.
Confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. This book tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.
POWER. CORRUPTION. CONSPIRACY. BUSINESS AS USUAL. Two corpses. A country on the edge of a political precipice. A conspiracy so bold it would make Machiavelli wince. The first novel from Britain''s most celebrated political commentator is a gleefully twisted take on what goes on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. When a young investigative reporter is found dead on the streets of London, few people notice. But when another body - minus its head and hands - is washed up on the banks of the Thames, its grisly condition arouses a little more interest. There appears to be no connection between the two dead men. But, unsuspected by the electorate,there is a shocking and dangerous secret at the very heart of government. While the United Kingdom approaches a crucial and delicately balanced referendum on Europe,a group of ruthlessly determined individuals will stop at nothing - including murder - to prevent the truth from getting out. Andrew Marr''s first novel is a gleefully twisted spin through the corridors of power. Making full use of his unrivalled inside knowledge of the British political scene, Marr has threaded his wickedly clever thriller with a distinctive strand of pitch-black humour,to offer an irreverent glimpse behind the parliamentary curtain.
How are governments elected, why are different countries ruled in different ways and where does all that tax money actually go? Let your child join this lively debate on politics around the world. They'll find out how different systems and beliefs have developed, the ways in which laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in parliament, and how they can get involved. From famous leaders to great speeches, revolutions to age-old traditions your child will discover all about the really big political issues in the world today!
Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, Britian was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever know. This title presents a look on the life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the country recovered from the wreckage of the British Empire.
"A History of Modern Britain" confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.
Les débats autour du « Brexit » font rage. Le Royaume-Uni doit-il rester au sein de l'Union ? Au 10, Downing Street, on pense que oui. Mais, à quelques jours du référendum, le Premier ministre est retrouvé mort.
Révéler sa disparition pourrait précipiter la victoire du « non ». L'entourage du Premier ministre décide alors de ne rien dire jusqu'au lendemain du vote. Et charge un homme sans scrupule de protéger ce secret.
Sa mission : préserver les intérêts de l'État. Mais business is business, et Alois Haydn détient une information monnayable à prix d'or...
Qui a dit que le destin d'un peuple ne se négociait pas ?