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Haven't You Heard?

Gossip, Power, and How Politics Really Works
Narrated by: Joanna Neary
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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Summary

Ever wondered why the indiscretions of some MPs make the front page while others don't? How close journalists really are to politicians? Or how on earth the country is run when the British political system is in such a mess?

In Haven't You Heard?, Marie Le Conte looks at the role gossip, whispers and tittle-tattle play in all areas of politics - for the MPs and their advisers, the press who cover them and the civil servants in the middle of it all. From policy rows which aren't about policy at all and boozy nights with dramatic consequences, to people spinning their way to the top and dark secrets never seeing the light of day, Marie explores in great and entertaining detail the human side of the people running the country against a backdrop of political mayhem.

©2019 Marie Le Conte (P)2019 Bonnier Books Ltd

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meh

very repetitive, you could probably cover the same amount of information in a book half the size

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Brilliant book. funny, interesting, authentic.

Brilliant book. funny, interesting, authentic.

The only way it could have been improved is if the author had narrated it herself, even so her voice shines through.

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Brilliant insight into the weird and wonderful world of Westminster

Whether you love or hate politics (or are mildly indifferent) there is something in this book for you! A fascinating insight into how politics and parliament are shaped by the people involved. Chris Addison’s comment ‘This is an excellent read and makes politics much clearer by the peculiar method of showing you how complicated and opaque it is’ is spot on. It’s also really funny with some great stories.

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Frank and honest.

A refreshingly accurate look at Westminster and how the people who work there affect how the country works. Not judgmental or sniping, just an honest analysis of people being people.