I am pleased to say that Faber Finds is reissuing my 2001 biography, Tony Blair: Prime Minister, as a paperback and e-book on 20 June. It comes in a plain cigarette wrapper (pictured).
The new edition has a 20,000-word Afterword to cover the 2001-07 period and to provide an assessment of Blair’s record as Prime Minister.
I am grateful to Richard T Kelly, a brilliant editor and writer, whose idea this was.
Meanwhile, the parallel work on a fuller reassessment of the Blair Government continues. Dr Jon Davis, my colleague at Queen Mary, University of London, and I hope to publish a book next year with OUP that will draw on discussions with about 50 ministers, civil servants and advisers, including Blair himself, who have talked to our students.
This was originally going to be a study of New Labour in government, with a working title of The Blair-Brown Coalition, but our current intention is to focus on the “10″ rather than the “+3″.Tagged in: contemporary history, me me me, tony blair
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