Holly Lester

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-01-07
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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James Billings is a West End art dealer struggling to make ends meet, when out of the blue Holly Lester, wife of the Labour Party leader, steps into his gallery. As they embark on an illicit affair, Billings soon finds himself drawn into the ruthless world of power politics that sweeps Holly's husband into Number Ten and threatens to destroy Billings' own reputation and career.
In the late 1990s rumours circulated of a provocative new work of fiction scrutinizing Britain's politics from the inside. Here at last is the satirical romp, dubbed 'the British Primary Colors,' that had publications from the Observer to the Sunday Times racing to find out who wrote it. For those who remember the early halcyon days of New Labour, this novel will bring back memories; for those too young to know better, it will provide an intriguing education.

Author Biography

Andrew Rosenheim was born in Chicago and raised there and in Michigan. He attended Milton, Yale, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and has lived in England for the last thirty-five years. He worked in publishing for many years, at Oxford University Press, and then at Penguin Books, where he was the Managing Director of Penguin Press. He has written for many publications, including the Times Literary Supplement, The Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Independent, The New York Times Book Review, and the Spectator. The author of eight novels, including The Informant and Fear Itself, and a memoir, The Secrets of Carriage H, Rosenheim lives with his wife and twin daughters near Oxford.

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