The definitive, controversial, authorised biography of 1 of the defining political figures of postwar Britain. There have been many biographies of Enoch Powell - this will be the 7th or the 8th. They testify at least to the fascination we have for him, but none will be a patch on Simon Heffer's, the only 1 written with full access to all his personal and public papers, by 1 of Britain's leading conservative commentators and, with his acclaimed book on Carlyle published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1 of it's most promising biographers. The book will cover all aspects of Powell's life : his Midlands childhood, his teaching by A.E.Housman, his appointment at the age of 25 as professor of Greek at the University of Adelaide, his writing of poetry, his love for an aristocratic Irish woman, his resignation from Macmillans cabinet, the Rivers of Blood speech, and his spiritual Godfathering of Margaret Thatcher. It will also, effectively, be a history of postwar British politics from Powell's perspective, and should be 1 of the highlights of the Autumn 1998 season.
Book condition throughout very good: dust jacket complete and unmarked, cloth covers very good with previous owner's name on front cover page, pages crisp and clean.