The Goldfish Bowl
Married to the Prime Minister
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Goldfish Bowl by Cherie Booth
Book DescriptionWhen your husband (or wife, in Denis Thatcher's case) becomes Prime Minister, and the doors of No.10 close behind you, every aspect of life is suddenly changed. This was what Cherie Booth discovered. Intrigued, Cherie and social historian Cate Haste set out to explore the experience of previous political generations since the 1950s. Based on personal interviews, diaries and letters, and the accounts of surviving spouses, families, close friends and colleagues, the story begins with three Conservatives - Clarissa Eden, Dorothy Macmillan and Elizabeth Home. Then comes a shift with the Labour governments and the different backgrounds and attitudes of Mary Wilson and Audrey Callaghan, before the contrasting experiences of Denis Thatcher and Norma Major. Set against the flow of dramatic events on the world stage, this illuminating book explores the pressures of life in the 'goldfish bowl' and offers fascinating insight into the 'political marriage' and the changing role of the leader's spouse.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099462026
(197mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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It is estimated that one in four women experiences domestic violence, and the incidence of violence on dates (not including rape) is increasing. This book provided an insight into the reality behind the mask of the charming man. It aims is to help women walk away from the confusing, dangerous situation they find themselves in.
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Author Biography - Cherie Booth
Cherie Booth, QC, is an eminent lawyer, married to the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair; Cate Haste is a writer and film-maker, whose previous books include the highly praised studies, Nazi Women, Rules of Desire (Vintage) and Keep the Home Fires Burning.
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