House of Cards, Paperback Book
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REVISED AND UPDATED WITH BRAND NEW MATERIALThe 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.


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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 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.

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