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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035409914

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 23rd May 2024

Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Prose: Non-fiction

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The book will reinforce the view that May was a politician of conviction and compassion.
Robert Shrimsley, Financial Times
Fascinating and crisply written . . . That May has more seriousness and commitment than the average politician . . . means she has a better chance to fix some of those burning injustices this book shows she is clearly still worried about
Isabel Hardman, i Newspaper
So boldly different it creates a mini-genre all of its own . . . This is a pleasant surprise: a genuinely unusual, bold and important book. You can't say that of many political memoirs
Andrew Marr, The New Statesman
Very interesting... I strongly agree with the central message of [the] book...that we need a sense of moral compass in politics... Put together it's pretty shocking... Terrifying as an account of what's wrong in the British state
Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics: Leading
Often political writing focuses on soap opera and personalities. But personalities - as Theresa May knows better than most - come and go. Structures remain. May's account of how public institutions wield their power and avoid accountability is an admirable attempt to draw our focus in the right direction
The Times Best Politics Books of 2023
A serious-minded study of scandals in which vulnerable people were failed by those in authority
Guardian Best Politics Books of 2023