Hinterland (Ebook)

Chris Mullin

A wry and revealing political memoir from the man behind the celebrated diaries: A View from the Foothills, A Walk-On Part and Decline & Fall

All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the author of three novels, including the classic A Very British Coup. His successful campaign to free the innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings was described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'.

Elected to parliament, aged 39, he quickly established himself as a fearless inquisitor before going on to become a minister in three departments. His three volumes of diaries have been widely acclaimed as the best account of the Blair years and the rise and fall New Labour. He left parliament in 2010 ('better to go while people are still asking why rather than when'). These are his memoirs.

Publication date: 22/09/2016

£8.99

ISBN: 9781782832324

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B01I9Z3IPQ

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Hinterland (Paperback)

Chris Mullin

A wry and revealing political memoir from the man behind the celebrated diaries: A View from the Foothills, A Walk-On Part and Decline & Fall

All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the author of three novels, including the classic A Very British Coup. His successful campaign to free the innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings was described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'.

Elected to parliament, aged 39, he quickly established himself as a fearless inquisitor before going on to become a minister in three departments. His three volumes of diaries have been widely acclaimed as the best account of the Blair years and the rise and fall New Labour. He left parliament in 2010 ('better to go while people are still asking why rather than when'). These are his memoirs.

Publication date: 03/08/2017

£9.99

ISBN: 9781781256060

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Hinterland

'Hinterland reveals Mullin to be as shrewd a political operator as they come, but fiercely principled and blessed with rare insight, too. Parliament, and Labour, must miss him.'

Ben East Irish Times

'Fluent, accessible, candid, likeable, literate and unpretentious... [Mullin has] decency, humanity and generosity in abundance.'

Carlo Geber Irish Times

'Hinterland is another canny, deceptively casual Mullin performance.'

Andy Beckett Guardian

'[a] subtle, wry and compassionate man with the kind of questioning intelligence that we need more in government... He is a touching and introspective writer, capable of both devotion and detachment.'

Robert Shrimsley Financial Times

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Praise for Chris Mullin's previous books:

'The sharpest and most revealing political diaries since Alan Clarke's.

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Simon Hoggart Guardian

'Chris Mullin's diaries deserve to become the central text for understanding the Blair years.'

 The Times

'You can't keep a good politician down, especially not one who writes as well as this.'

 New Statesman

'Every once in a while, political diaries emerge that are so irreverent and insightful that they are destined to be handed out as leaving presents in offices across Whitehall for years to come. A View from the Foothills is one such book'

 David Cameron

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin was elected labour MP for Sunderland South in 1987. He chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee and was a minister in three departments. He is the author of the A View From the Foothills and Decline and Fall(Profile) and the novel A Very British Coup (Serpent's Tail)

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