Ten Minutes to Turn the Devil
By (author) Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
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Ten Minutes to Turn the Devil by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Book DescriptionAs an MP, Douglas Hurd would write a new short story every year during the summer Parliamentary recess. This collection comprises ten tales, including a moving account of a family in Bosnia (The Last Day of Summer), a caper about drugrunning off Florida (A Suitcase Between Friends), and a grimly realistic Ulster vignette (Fog of Peace). Each of these stories reflects the intelligent concerns of a politician engaged in, and committed to, both the everyday world of domestic matters and at the highest level. All admirers of the bestselling THE SHAPE OF ICE will derive enjoyment from them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751529845
(178mm x 108mm x mm)
Imprint: Time Warner Paperbacks
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » There's a long and honourable tradition of politicians writing novels that stretches back to Disraeli. It also has to be said that politicians have foisted on the reading public some of the most indigestible and self-serving memoirs ever written. Fortunately, Hurd is a real writer, with a talent for the written word that exceeds better-known writers in his own party. This diverting collection of short stories has items that gave the very precise flavour of the life of a modern politician, but Hurd's brief is wider than that, and his imaginative variety of subjects are dispatched with some aplomb. From the killing machines of Bosnia and Serbia to a marriage in trouble in the South African veldt, Hurd's reach is always ambitious. And even when the shades of other authors such as Agatha Christie raise their heads (as in a Tuscany-set piece), Hurd is able to more than hold his own. The humanity and humour of these pieces is always refreshing. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Douglas Hurd is a former Minister for Northern Ireland and Foreign Secretary in Margaret Thatcher's Government. He was also Political Secretary to Edward Heath when he was Prime Minister (1970-74), becoming Lord Hurd of Westwell in the 1997 honours lists.
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