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Author: John Biffen
Publisher: New York : Biteback Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immensely respected on both sides of the House, John Biffen was a man of charm, wisdom and intelligence. Celebrated as one of the cleverest and nicest politicians around, he brought to the Conservative benches one of the most original economic minds of his generation. Biffen served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Trade, but it was as Leader of the House of Commons that he really made  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Biffen, John.
Semi-Detached.
New York : Biteback Publishing, ©2013
Named Person: John Biffen; John Biffen
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Biffen
ISBN: 9781849547017 1849547017
OCLC Number: 866441071
Description: 1 online resource (618 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Matthew Parris; Preface by Sarah Biffen; 1: Early childhood; 2: Hill Farm: house and yard; 3: Farming and Christmas; 4: Cheese-making and markets; 5: Parents and family; 6: Combwich village and school; 7: Village at war; 8: RAF Steart: village in victory; 9: Dr Morgan's School: background; 10: Dr Morgan's School: staff; 11: Dr Morgan's School: friends; 12: Debating and politics; 13: Dr Morgan's School: Charles Key and Cambridge; 14: Call-up and early army days; 15: Basic training; 16: Training for a trade; 17: To the Canal Zone; 18: Fayid; 19: Cyprus. 20: Release21: Cambridge: going up; 22: Jesus College: life; 23: History; 24: College routine and May ball; 25: Cambridge University Conservative Association; 26: Cambridge Union; 27: Birmingham; 28: Oswestry: getting there and adoption; 29: Oswestry election; 30: Profumo and my maiden speech; 31: Medical problems and subterfuge; 32: Shadow Technology and the Wilson government; 33: Prices and incomes battles 1966-68; 34: Enoch Powell; 35: Edward Heath; 36: Battle over Europe; 37: The 1922 Committee and emergence of Margaret Thatcher; 38: Opposition front bench. 39: Chief Secretary to the Treasury40: Trade; 41: Leader of the House; 42: Out of favour; 43: Margaret Thatcher; 44: Election of Betty Boothroyd as Speaker; 45: Final time in the Commons; 46: Lords; Appendix: Michael Foot letter; Index; A, B, C; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Plates; Copyright.

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This extraordinary autobiography completed by his wife after the untimely death of John Biffen is a portrait of great humanity and suffering set against the backdrop of public life.  Read more...

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