"Townsend has a rare gift â¦ wickedly funny."-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"It's not pretty, it's not subtle, but it's wickedly funny and skewers London's prime-time players."-Columbus Dispatch
Praise for Sue Townsend:
"It's a good thing British subjects are no longer beheaded for treason, or Sue Townsend's head would roll . . . outrageously cutting."-Newsday
"[Townsend] is a national treasure."-The New York Times Book Review
Edward Clare, PM of England, doesn't know the price of a liter of milk. Worse, he's admitted it on national television. The public that ushered him to a landslide election has turned against him.
Edward decides the only way to get closer to the men and women on the street is to travel the country dressed in drag. Leaving his high-powered, ambitious wife to attend to things in his absence, he sets out.
In this comic romp Sue Townsend sends up, roasts, hoists and generally petards the once and future prime ministers as only she can.
Sue Townsend is celebrated as the author of the bestselling
Adrian Moleseries, read by millions, as well as the #1 British bestseller, The Queen and I. She lives in Leicester, England....Continua
Someone has started a bit of a book crossing thing in one of the rooms at work. I found this - I've never seen it anywhere else.
A short story is that thing's are not going well, so the Prime Minister takes a short break and goes undercover travelling around the country in cognito accompanied by a policeman.
Very obvious parody of New Labour - possibly a bit too obvious, but still a good fun read with some very funny bits in it (the MI5 guys listening in). It was also surprisingly affectionate. The prime minister wasn't completely loathsome - I think the point was slightly that you'd have to be a bit mad to want to run a country.
I was slightly disappointed with the ending on first reading, but like a couple of other books I've read this year, it seemed better after it had sunk in for a few hours.