14,765 book reviews and counting...

Books in the Media Update

This website is no longer being updated; theBookseller.com is the home of all books related-content and will continue to be updated with regular articles about books featured in the media. Thank you for using this website, and we hope you join us on theBookseller.com.

Reluctant European Reviews

Reluctant European by Stephen Wall (former member of the British Diplomatic Service)

Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit

Stephen Wall (former member of the British Diplomatic Service)

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9780198840671

This broad-ranging and accessible volume tells the story of a relationship rooted in a thousand years of British history, and of our sense of national identity in conflict with our political and economic need for partnership with continental Europe.

4 stars out of 5
Andrew Rawnsley
20 Sep 2020

"Wall tells this sad tale with authority, expertise and a gift for lucid explanations"

Wall tells this sad tale with authority, expertise and a gift for lucid explanations of complex issues and convoluted negotiations. He knows of what he writes. He was a British diplomat for 35 years, including five as the UK’s permanent representative in Brussels. He is also the author of the multi-volume official history of the relationship.

Reviews