Ferdinand Mount

The British Constitution Now
  • The British Constitution Now

  • In this book the former head of Mrs Thatcher's policy unit looks at the state of the British Constitution at a crucial time in its history, arguing that recent years have seen an increased willingness to monitor itself on the part of the Establishment, but that more audacious reforms are needed to restore full confidence in Parliament, government and the legal system.

Ferdinand Mount has been editor of the Times Literary Supplement since 1991. Of Love and Asthma, which forms part of the series, A Chronicle of Modern Twilight, was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for 1992. Umbrella, the first of his Tales of History and Imagination, was described by the Oxford historian Niall Ferguson as 'quite simply the best historical novel in years'. He is also well known as a political columnist and essayist and has written several works of non-fiction including The Subversive Family and The British Constitution Now