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Diaries - Alan Clark

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightest ruffling to the edges of the DJ. Bruised at the bottom corners but still a pleasant copy overall.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the introduction: “Diaries are so intensely personal — to publish them is a baring, if not a flaunting, of the ego. And for the author also to write a preface could be thought excessive. Let me explain. These are not ‘Memoirs’. They are not written to throw light on events in the past, or retrospectively to justify the actions of the author. They are exactly as they were recorded on the day; sometimes even the hour, or the minute, ofa particular episode or sensation. I wrote, in longhand, in a variety of locations; principally at Saltwood, or in my room at the House of Commons, or at my desk in the Department(s). Also in trains, embassies, hotels abroad, at the Cabinet table in Number 10 and at international conferences. When I had completed an entry I closed the notebook and seldom turned to that page again. During the whole of this period, nearly eight years, I was a Minister in three successive Tory administrations. Politics — Party, Governmental and Constituency — dominated my life and energies. But on re-reading the entries I am struck by how small a proportion — less than half — is actually devoted to the various themes that dominated political life over the period.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 421
ISBN: 9780297813521

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