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  • Published: 5 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241969076
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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Chance Witness

An Outsider's Life in Politics



Hugely entertaining, self-deprecating insider's account of life in British politics over last 20 years

In this surprising and eccentric autobiography from a former Conservative MP, Matthew Parris writes of his personal and political life with equal candour. With a First from Cambridge and the possibility of working for the Foreign Office, he decided instead to apply to be an apprentice diesel-fitter with London Transport. He was rejected and so turned to a life in politics. He has worked with Margaret Thatcher, Chris Patten, Tony Blair and Michael Portillo, and his observations of political lifeand those who move within it are truly fascinating. This colourful memoir is an account of a young life already well lived.

  • Published: 5 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241969076
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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Praise for Chance Witness

Shockingly Candid

Observer

Of interest to students and lovers of politics alike, and indeed to anyone who is interested in the history of the last quarter of a century. Parris is a skilful entertainer, who informs as well as amuses

Peter Bottomley, Literary Review

Whimsy, polemic, irony, humour . . . a scintillating read

Boris Johnson, Sunday Telegraph

The perfect autobiographer

Spectator

Brilliant, deliciously entertaining. I laughed a lot

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