Page extent: 123
ISBN: 9781849432092
Binding: PaperBack

Loyalty

Sarah Helm

PaperBack (13 Jul 2011)
£9.99

‘I felt I should say congratulations on winning the election but I couldn’t find the words...There were suddenly three of us in our relationship.’

In the weeks leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the pressure on the UK government to commit to joining the American cause was escalating. And in one Stockwell household the pressure had completely erased the line between the political and the personal – the home of Laura and her husband Nick…Tony Blair’s Chief of Staff. With the crisis coming to a head, Nick and Laura struggle to protect their relationship as Nick attempts to guide Tony Blair through one of the greatest controversies of our time.

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ISBN13 9781849432092
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 123

Reviews



“Compulsively watchable. It has a journalistic brio, and is full of an insider’s knowingness… it is suggested that Rupert Murdoch in the pie and helped nudge Blair towards war... At its considerable best, it is a very human account of two people caught between conflicting loyalties and constantly testing their loyalty to each other.” – Guardian

“Absolutely compelling in its semi-autobiographical picture of a middle-class domestic household shaken, both physically and ideologically, by the Iraq War…. Edward Hall’s production is hugely enjoyable. Rich in such telling detail, as well as insider information…” – Whats On Stage.com

“A sensational drama written by the partner of a key Blair aide… Sarah Helm records events unfolding in Washington and London from her unique perspective at the epicentre of world politics… The revelations about Blair are fascinating.” - Spectator

"Akin to an expanded episode of The Thick of It" – Evening Standard

"More vivacity than most political dramas… delivers exact arguments and some moments so peculiar that they have to be true. There’s some new emotional data here: the messy meeting of domestic and political life is handled really well." – Observer

"An urgency and insight that most playwrights would kill for… Helm writes with the confidence and scepticism of one intimately acquainted with the ruling classes." – Jewish Chronicle

"A sensational drama written by the partner of a key Blair aide… Sarah Helm records events unfolding in Washington and London from her unique perspective at the epicentre of world politics… The revelations about Blair are fascinating." – Lloyd Evans, Spectator