Part of the Pattern

Part of the Pattern : Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

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Edna Healey has been married to Denis Healey for more than fifty years and has seen parliamentary life, both in power and opposition, from the inside. An accomplished historian and film-maker, Edna forged her own career as a writer and lecturer while her husband rose steadily to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. Edna travelled the globe with him and then moved their family to No. 11 Downing Street during his Chancellorship. Edna Healey has met many of the world's leaders from Chou En Lai to President Clinton and writes about them with great insight and candour. She retains strong links with her birthplace in the Forest of Dean and the chapters on her early life and its lasting influence make moving reading.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 20mm | 247g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16pp b/w photos
  • 0747262497
  • 9780747262497
  • 2,170,669

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'charming, not self-serving at all, and will be of service to the future historians of the twentieth century' -- SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'a fond and entertaining look at a rich life and a happy marriage' -- THE HERALD 'filled with good stories' -- SATURDAY TELEGRAPH 'a remarkable book...she evokes her beloved Forest of Dean in enchanting detail' -- SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'Edna Healey's lovely, wry autobiography' -- Maureen Lipman reviewing the Radio 4 reading 'an evocative account' -- THE SPECTATORshow more

About Edna Healey

Edna Healey was born in the Forest of Dean and read English at Oxford. She has written and presented two television documentaries, is the author of five books and lectures extensively on Charles and Emma Darwin.show more

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