Speaking for Myself by Cherie Blair
My Life from Liverpool to Downing Street

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Even if she hadn't married Tony Blair, Cherie's story would have been amazing. Abandoned by her actor father, she overcame obstacles to become one of the UK's most successful barristers. But when Labour took power in 1997, she faced new challenges: her husband was the first Prime Minister in recent history with a young family, and Cherie was the first PM's wife with a serious career.


Now, she gives a complete account of her own life--an astonishing journey for a woman whose unconventional childhood was full of drama and who grew up with a fierce sense of justice. In her autobiography she reveals for the first time what it was like to combine life as a working mother with life married to the Prime Minister. She writes about her encounters with scores of foreign leaders and her friendships with Presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as with Hillary and Laura. And she offers inside details of her relationships with the royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana.
 

About Cherie Blair

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Cherie Blair, known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, is an English barrister. She is married to Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister.
 
Published September 18, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shares her personal and political life in a talkative, entertaining memoir.

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Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography by Cherie Blair Little, Brown £18.99, pp407 Oh, Cherie!

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Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography by Cherie Blair 432pp, Little, Brown, £18.99 There's a rank, rumbling misogyny at work in the nation's attitude to Cherie Blair, in among the more legitimate complaints about poor taste and vast sums of money.

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Speaking for Myself by written and read by Cherie Blair Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop If, instead of a peace settlement in Belfast, Powell had spent the...

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The relentless harrying of Neil Kinnock by the Murdoch press at the time of the 1992 general election outraged Labour Party people, among them Cherie Blair.

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