Number Ten

Number Ten

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  • Audio cassette
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Audio Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0753117525
  • 9780753117521

Review Text

Each new Townsend novel is something of an event, although she is unlikely to achieve again the success her Adrian Mole books gleaned. Nevertheless, this is her most imaginative and entertaining outing in some time: what marks it out is clear change of pace, and despite the humour every page of the book speaks of a very personal involvement. Jack Spratt is a policeman on the door of Number 10 Downing Street. When the Prime Minister decides to travel incognito around the country to find out what people really think, he enlists Jack's aid. And the odyssey of the two very different men will change both their lives. The concept here is highly unusual, and Townsend brings to it all the energy and humour that have long been her hallmarks. Her fascination with the Prime Minister and his family (the thinly disguised character in Number Ten doesn't take too long to pin down) shines through on every page, and there's a sense that Townsend would dearly like life to imitate art in this fashion. It won't - but it's fun to follow this fascinating byway. (Kirkus UK)show more