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By Andrew Gimson

A concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain’s leading Ministers from Walpole to might (and beyond), illustrated via Martin Rowson

For the reader who has heard of such giants as Gladstone and Disraeli, and has under the influence of alcohol in a pub referred to as the Palmerston, yet has purely the haziest inspiration of who those humans have been, Gimson’s top Ministers deals a brief account of all of them that are learn for excitement, and never simply for edification. With Gimson’s awesome prose as soon as again complemented by means of Martin Rowson’s inimitable illustrations, this energetic and wonderful aide-memoire and paintings of satirical genius brings our parliamentary background to existence as by no means before.

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