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No. 10: The Geography Power of Downing Street by Jack Brown

No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street

Jack Brown

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Imprint: Haus Publishing
Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Publication date: 22 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781912208012

Both fascinating and extremely revealing, this is an intimate account of power and the building at its core. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of British politics.

3 stars out of 5
22 Aug 2019

"The author forensically examines the history of the Prime Minister's home"

As the former Cabinet Secretary Robert Armstrong put it, 'proximity is power'.Harold Wilson's right-hand woman Marcia Williams was frustrated to see civil servants following Wilson into the gents' toilets: she knew they were doing so to give him their opinions in the one location where she couldn't intervene.

Jack Brown's writing reflects his background as an academic, with some serious analysis of government and its processes. But the human element is there, too.