Chance Witness

Chance Witness : An Outsider's Life in Politics

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A frank autobiography by "The Times" columnist and ex-politican Matthew Parris. His childhood was spent on a variety of different countries as his engineer father moved jobs; Rhodesia, Cyprus, the Middle East and Jamaica. After Cambridge and Yale, he joined the Conservative central office at roughly the same time (aged 26) he discovered he was gay. He worked for Michael Dobbs, Chris Patten, and Mrs Thatcher (who famously fired him), before entering parliament himself. Part participant, part bystander, Matthew Parris describes what it was like to be so close to the centre and remain an outsider.
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Product details

  • Audio cassette | 2 pages
  • 110 x 138 x 15mm | 127g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0141803444
  • 9780141803449

About Matthew Parris

Born in Johannesburg and raised in South Africa, Cyprus and Swaziland, after leaving Cambridge Matthew Parris wandered into the Foreign Office, and then became an assistant in Margaret Thatcher's Private Office. He then spent seven years as a Conservative MP before quitting Parliament to present a television programme. He now writes for The Times and the Spectator and appears regularly on television and radio.
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