London: Penguin Books, 2006. First Trade Papberback Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Signed by the author. Used - Very Good. Spine sunned/faded. Light toning from age. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. B/W plates. Promotional sticker on front cover. Index. 13 x 20 cm. 330 pp. Item #11591
Part memoir, part remedy for the state we're in, with liberal sprinklings of common sense, Chris Patten's Not Quite the Diplomat is a frank and funny book from a very outspoken politician.
After spending several years in the thick of international events, Chris Patten has seen rather a lot of the world - and the people who run it. And now he's free from the bonds of diplomacy, he doesn't have to be quite so careful about what he says.
Here he gives us his forthright views on everything from the Tories' downfall to America's empire, from whether Blair has any political convictions to why Britain should start liking the French.