Chris Mullin was the Labour MP for Sunderland South from 1987 until 2010. He played a key role in Tony Blair's New Labour government, chairing the Home Affairs Select Committee and served in three departments. He is the author of three volumes of diaries, The View from the Foothills, A Walk-On Part and Decline and Fall, and the bestselling novel A Very British Coup, re-published by Serpent's Tail, which was turned into an award-winning television series.
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'He will join Alan Clark in the pantheon of truly great diarists.' Matthew d'Ancona, Evening Standard
'The most enjoyable and stimulating of all the political diaries I have read' Jonathan Dimbleby
'A political diary that stands with the best, alongside Alan Clark and Chips Channon' Joan Bakewell
'Mullin, as much as (Alan) Clark, deserves his place in the front ranks of political diarists.' Peter Wilby, Guardian
'Full of Mullin's trademark wit, self-deprecation and acute insights these diaries sparkle as much as previous volumes.' Christopher Silvester, Daily Express
'I know of no other account of parliamentary life that is so frank, insightful and historically important.' Sir Brian Cubbon, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, 1979-88
'A treat to be savoured. What is more they are written by a creature that the public does not believe exists: an honest publician at Westminster.' Oona King, The Times
'...justly celebrated as masterpieces of the genre' Rafael Behr, chief political commentator for the New Statesman