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Just Boris - A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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Just Boris - A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson (Paperback)

Sonia Purnell

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A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ' Boris' - the only politician of the age to be regarded in such familiar, even affectionate terms. Uniquely, he combines comedy with erudition, gimlet-eyed focus with jokey self-deprecation, and is a loving family man with a roving eye. He is also a hugely ambitious figure with seemingly no huge ambitions to pursue - other than, perhaps, power itself. In this revealing biography, written from the vantage point of a once close colleague, Sonia Purnell examines how a shy, young boy from a broken home became our only box-office politician - and most unlikely sex god; how the Etonian product fond of Latin tags became a Man of the People - and why he wanted to be; how the gaffe-prone buffoon charmed Londonders to win the largest personal mandate Britain has ever seen; and how the Johnson family built our biggest - and blondest - media and political dynasty. The first forensic account of a remarkable rise to fame and power, Just Boris unravels this most compelling of political enigmas and asks whether the Mayor who dreams of crossing the Thames to Downing Street has what it takes to be Prime Minister.

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Imprint: Aurum Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Sonia Purnell
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 474
ISBN-13: 978-1-84513-716-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Local government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Local government > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-84513-716-7
Barcode: 9781845137168

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