“Denis Healey is such an interesting person and he tells such nice anecdotes in the book. He was a really important figure from 1945 right through to the mid-1980s. He held a succession of major cabinet ministries, and was right at the centre of lots of the key economic and political debates at the time. This is an insider account; you’re going behind the stage and seeing what he really thought about things at the time. Obviously, he’s writing with axes to grind—but that actually makes it more entertaining, because he’s got some pretty delicious pen portraits of people he’s argued with over the years. “ Read more...
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