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Immensely respected on both sides of the House, John Biffen was a
man of charm, wisdom and intelligence. Celebrated as one of the
cleverest and nicest politicians around, he brought to the
Conservative benches one of the most original economic minds of his
generation. Biffen served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and
Secretary of State for Trade, but it was as Leader of the House of
Commons that he really made his mark. Over time, he found himself
increasingly at odds with the divisive nature and style of Margaret
Thatcher's government. Thatcher was unreceptive and he was slowly
frozen out. In sacking Biffen from her Cabinet, she lost one of the
more human faces of her government. With its candid account of the
subject's battle with depression, this fascinating autobiography,
with extensive extracts from his unpublished diaries, is a portrait
of great humanity and determination set against the backdrop of
public life. Semi-Detached revisits dramatic and poignant moments
from Biffen's personal life and from the corridors of power,
presenting a moving and penetrating portrayal of one of the
twentieth century's most remarkable politicians.
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