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The Queen Has Been Pleased - John Walker

Secker & Warburg, 1986, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “How does the honours system function? What are the forces that bring a knighthood to this company chairman and an MBE to that local postmistress? Are they impartial rewards for genuine public service, or sometimes more dubious rewards for political activities, public and private? John Walker has conducted the first full investigation into the workings of the honours system. He produces startling statistics to show that political contributions from companies and individuals coincide with honours in a disturbing and disproportionate number of cases. Abuses of the honours system under Labour and Tory governments have made front-page headlines. Yet until publication of this book there has been no systematic look at how the honours lists are controlled.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 216
ISBN: 0436561115
Cover Art By: David Quay