Gimson's Prime Ministers

Gimson's Prime Ministers

Brief Lives from Walpole to Johnson

Summary

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain’s prime ministers from Walpole to May, illustrated by Martin Rowson.


For the reader who has heard of such giants as Gladstone and Disraeli, and has drunk in a pub called the Palmerston, but has only the haziest idea of who these people were, Gimson’s Prime Ministers offers a short account of them all which can be read for pleasure, and not just for edification. With Gimson’s wonderful prose once again complemented by Martin Rowson’s inimitable illustrations, this lively and entertaining aide-memoire and work of satirical genius brings our parliamentary history to life as never before.

PRAISE FOR GIMSON'S PRIME MINISTERS:

'The most engaging and insightful account of PMs to have been published' Arthur Seldon, Standpoint
'Learned witty and wise, and splendidly illustrated' Tibor Fischer
'Hugely enjoyable' Tom Holland

Gimson's Kings and Queens is also available.

Reviews

  • Gimson's Prime Ministers is a crisp and stylish account of every one of them
    Charles Moore, Spectator

About the authors

Andrew Gimson

Andrew Gimson is the author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson, published by Simon & Schuster in 2006 and described as ‘brilliant’, ‘scintillating’ and ‘an effervescent delight’. He writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, and is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome.com. He lives in London.
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Martin Rowson (Illustrator)

Martin Rowson is an award-winning political cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mirror, the Scotsman, Tribune, Index on Censorship and Granta. His previous publications include comic-book adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy, as well as Gimson's Kings & Queens by Andrew Gimson. His first novel, Snatches, was published by Cape in 2006.
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