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Sailing close to the wind : reminiscences

Author: Dennis Skinner
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The memoirs of one of Britain's most remarkable political figures.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Skinner
ISBN: 9781782061564 1782061568
OCLC Number: 822960011
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 341 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword. Good working-class mining stock. Mrs Langley's books. Never show you're scared. More to lose than their chains. 'Why tha' waddling tha' bloody arse?' To the Palace of Varieties. Socialist till I die. Bend it like Beckham. Never be dull. I wah in Derbyshire. The front bench below the gangway. The agony and the ecstasy. The jazz singer. The Queen's speech. The Iron Lady. On the right as well as the left. The odd couple. Posh boys and a dinosaur. Fresh air, roses and revolution. What's left? Acknowledgements. Index.
Responsibility: Dennis Skinner.
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'Skinner's life [...] cried out to be recorded. In an era when politics has become increasingly bland and middle-class, there is marked shortage of working-class heroes' Observer. 'Witty, tender and Read more...

 
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