The Autobiography by Ann Widdecombe

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About the best you can say for her prose is that it is accurate. Her grammar is fine...But in every other respect her memoirs bear a strong resemblance to her paso doble: no rhythm, no beauty, no humour and, above all, no feeling.
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Forthright memoirs of a singular personality - former MP and STRICTLY COME DANCING star, Ann Widdecombe.



In this life story of one of our most outspoken and celebrated politicians, Ann Widdecombe offers a unique insight into her time as a minister in three government departments and the Shadow Cabinet in the 1990s, as well as taking us back to her wandering childhood and explaining the roots of her deeply held views.



A rare anti-hunting Tory, who campaigned for prison education and once donned a miner's overalls to go down a coal mine, Ann Widdecombe has never shied away from controversy. Her memoirs reveal a singular personality who lives life to the full. From feisty appearances on HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU to her unforgettable and star-turning performances on STRICTLY COME DANCING, Ann has earned her place in the public's affections and has been heralded as a 'national living treasure' by the GUARDIAN.

 

About Ann Widdecombe

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Born in 1947, Ann Widdecombe was brought up in Singapore. She entered Parliament as MP for Maidstone in 1987. Her four novels are published by Orion.www.annwiddecombe.com
 
Published June 6, 2013 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 465 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Travel, War, Young Adult.
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Reviewed by Rachel Cooke on Jun 09 2013

About the best you can say for her prose is that it is accurate. Her grammar is fine...But in every other respect her memoirs bear a strong resemblance to her paso doble: no rhythm, no beauty, no humour and, above all, no feeling.

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