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The wit and wisdom of Boris Johnson

Author: Boris Johnson; Harry Mount
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intelligent, ruthlessly ambitious and prone to gaffes that the press and public take equal delight in, Boris Johnson is the darling of the Tory party. This collection of his wit and wisdom, edited by eminent journalist Harry Mount, covers his education, his journalism, his politics, his time as Mayor of London, the Olympics and his personal life. It begins with a substantial introduction exploring his time in public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Antedotes
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)850035700
Named Person: Boris Johnson; Boris Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Boris Johnson; Harry Mount
ISBN: 9781408183625 1408183625 9781408183588 1408183587
OCLC Number: 849918761
Notes: "A Continuum book."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 149 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface by Lord Charles FitzRoy; Introduction by Harry Mount; 1 The Child is Father of the Man -Early Life, Eton, Oxford and theBullingdon; 2 Boris's Nine Lives: Gaffes, Denials andResurrections; 3 Fourth Estate Boris- Triumph inBrussels, the Spectator years; 4 Boris in the House --
political views; 5 Mr Mayor --
Boris in City Hall; 6 Boris and Dave --
Race to the Top; 7 Politicians I have known; 8 Olympic Hero; 9 Boris the Classicist; 10 On wine, women, song --
and bicycles; 11 Boris the Culture Vulture; 12 Other people on Boris.
Responsibility: introduced and edited by Harry Mount.

Abstract:

Intelligent, ruthlessly ambitious and prone to gaffes that the press and public take equal delight in, Boris Johnson is the darling of the Tory party. This collection of his wit and wisdom, edited by eminent journalist Harry Mount, covers his education, his journalism, his politics, his time as Mayor of London, the Olympics and his personal life. It begins with a substantial introduction exploring his time in public life, not ignoring his personal indiscretions. This book has the full support of Boris Johnson himself.

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