A Very British Coup

Author(s): Chris Mullin


Former steel worker Harry Perkins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies. The Establishment is appalled by the prospect, and secretly decides that something must be done. As M15 conspires with the city and the press barons, Perkins the PM finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

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Acclaimed political satire now back in print with Serpent's Tail - from the celebrated diarist of A View From The Foothills

Chris Mullin has been Member of Parliament for Sunderland South since 1987. Before being elected as an MP, he had worked as a journalist on the ITV documentary programme World in Action and had been editor of Tribune. Secret State, first published as A Very British Coup, is his best known novel to date and was made into an award winning television series in 1988. His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books.

General Fields

  • : 9781846687402
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Serpent's Tail
  • : January 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : 224
  • : Chris Mullin
  • : Paperback