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However, he is far from being the oldest first author in politics: The Hornet's Nest was 80 when Jimmy Carter was 80: It' a novel from the Revolutionary War. Luckily, Sir Vince's novel is more uptight. When I read Open Arms, I wondered if it was even possible for a good novel to be written by a statesman.
Some of the best politically oriented fiction has been composed by outsiders: unsuccessful nominees like Anthony Trollope or journalists' editors like Michael Dobbs, who wrote the House of Cards cycle. This has not prevented the insider from trying: a survey by the University of Wolverhampton found that 350 UK policymakers have been publishing books since the Reform Act of 1832 - without those who were writers before they took over.
Nevertheless, it's difficult to think of one from the book catalog whose books were really well-written. When I want to have a novel, I want to have one, " Disraeli is the anomaly. It' s a disgrace that his rhetoric is now largely memorable for the famous tagline about the wealthy and the impoverished as two countries, which is never-endingly cited by serious policymakers, as his best books have the same brilliant Danish qualities as his character.
In an archetypal epigramatic genre ("My idea of an pleasant person is a persons who agrees with me "), Lothair (1870), between his two stations as prime minister, clearly had an impact on Oscar Wilde (who judged Disraeli on Dickens) and a whole series of English writings. Telegraph critic Christopher Howse found her first novel, The Four Streets, "the poorest novel I've been reading in 10 years".
Currie's A Parliamentary Affair (1994) is probably the low point of the politician's novel, but it turned out to be compelling for the public: her bonk-buster about two frank deputies, Elaine Stalker and Roger Dickson, became a best-selling years before Currie unveiled that the novel had been a fictionalization of her great love for John Major.
I think the monochrome world view that most policy-makers have is detrimental to the establishment of good notion. I am in favour, as a public, of disseminating political novel lists, on the basis that the least damage is done by political leaders when they do something other than political work.