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  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446446652
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

Behind the Black Door

Sarah Brown's personal memoir about life at number 10

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to shop with special branch, overcome stomach-churning nerves at your first major charity event or cope with a bad hair day when Carla Bruni’s in town, it’s all here in Sarah Brown’s personal memoir of life at number 10.

Sarah also discusses the challenges of giving up a successful career and forging a new role as an international charity campaigner, of being a devoted mother balancing school plays and state visits, and of being married to a man who becomes prime minister.

Intimate, reflective, surprising and funny, Behind the Black Door takes us behind the scenes to reveal what it’s like to be an ordinary woman, wife and mother in somewhat exceptional circumstances.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446446652
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the Author

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown is President of the charity PiggyBankKids and Patron of a number of charities including Women's Aid, Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres and SHINE Education Trust. She is also the Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, a member of the Global Campaign for Education's High Level Panel and an international speaker on maternal health, and women's issues. She and Gordon have two boys, John and Fraser, and she tweets at www.twitter.com/SarahBrownUK.

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Praise for Behind the Black Door

“Brown is well posed to exploit a fresh readership. She has attracted more than 1 million followers on Twitter, overtaking the ubiquitous Stephen Fry to become the most followed Briton on the micro-blogging site”


“Of all the New Labour memoirs, there is a sense in the publishing industry that Mrs Brown's book could be the most successful of them all”

Dylan Jones, Independent

“Warm and candid”

Daily Mail

“Fascinating reading”

Laura Barton, Guardian

“A fascinating insight into the Browns' 1046 days in power”

Daily Record

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