House of Cards (Francis Urquhart, #1)
Michael Dobbs

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The bestselling political thriller that introduced the scheming Francis Urguhart – the most memorable politician of the last decade.

Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics – and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister.

Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so . . .

House of Cards (Francis Urquhart, #1) book cover

How often can you blame the heir apparent for providing you literature? Not very, I suppose: and yet that is precisely what happened in this instance. The Radio Times produced an article about Charles, Prince of Wales, and the unlikely places he pops up. One of those places linked to a clip of The 1990 British House of Cards television series and that, in turn, lead me to the novel.

I found it a captivating political read. The sheer ruthlesness of Urquhart juxtaposed with the vivid detail (right down to the deep leather chairs in the upper gallery of Pall Mall’s Reform Club), layered with the political acumen of the era and very British flavour of the work as a whole combine to produce an astoundingly riviting read.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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