|4 May 2023|
|Written by Tara Biddle|
|Arts & Culture|
After his sudden rise to power in the summer of 2019 amid the Brexit deadlock, Boris Johnson presided over the most dramatic period of British history in almost a century. From the controversial prorogation of Parliament in August 2019 to the historic landslide victory later that year, the agonising upheaval of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic - and the scandals unleashed by both - the Afghanistan crisis, and the conflict in Ukraine, Johnson's premiership was more turbulent than any other in living memory.
In this gripping work of contemporary history, one of Britain's leading political and social commentators maps Johnson's time in power across ten decisive moments and sheds light on the most divisive and inscrutable prime minister since Margaret Thatcher. Based on major interviews with key aides and allies, Anthony Seldon and Raymond Newell give the first account of Boris Johnson's explosive time in office.
Read the revieew in The Observer on 30 April here.
"Seldon and Newell provide a perceptive, entertaining and accessible analysis of Boris Johnson's turbulent tenure as Prime Minister through ten key moments from Brexit to the pandemic." - Waterstones
'Excellent... first class... both fair and damning.' Daniel Finkelstein, The Times