REVISED AND UPDATED WITH BRAND NEW MATERIAL The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the unforgettable Francis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs' No 1 bestselling career - now updated with brand new material.
Michael Dobbs' entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public.
Its scheming hero, Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, who uses fair means and foul to become Prime Minister, is one of the best-known characters of the last decade - the politician we all love to hate.
Acclaimed for its authenticity and insights into a secret world - the result of many years working behind the scenes for the Conservative Party - it became a highly popular, award-winning BBC TV series, with Francis Urquhart memorably portrayed by Ian Richardson, and was followed by two further sequels, 'To Play the King' and 'The Final Cut', which also became top-rating TV series.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/01/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780006176909
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Review by bcquinnsmom
I have had this book in my collection for years but have just gotten around to reading it. I saw the dramatization of this book as part I of the House of Cards Trilogy (To Play the King, The Final Cut) on Masterpiece Theater too many years ago and absolutely LOVED the story. Good old FU; you just can't help but love him. Reading this book is a bit like watching a train about to wreck...you don't want to see the inevitable result, but you're sort of glued while things spin out of control. I must say, the end was a bit surprising; I won't give it away, but I wasn't prepared for it. Very highly recommended.