The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson by Harry Mount

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...for all its pretence to literary cleverness is strictly for the lavatory. It's small, but as there's no moral or political fibre in it whatsoever, you may be there a long time.
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Intelligent, ruthlessly ambitious and prone to gaffes that the press and public take equal delight in, Boris Johnson is the darling of the Tory party. This collection of his wit and wisdom, edited by eminent journalist Harry Mount, covers his education, his journalism, his politics, his time as Mayor of London, the Olympics and his personal life. It begins with a substantial introduction exploring his time in public life, not ignoring his personal indiscretions. This book has the full support of Boris Johnson himself.
 

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Harry Mount is a political journalist and columnist. He was previously the Telegraph's New York correspondent. He is the author of several books including the bestseller Amo Amas Amat: How to Become a Latin Lover and How England Made the English.
 
Published June 6, 2013 by Bloomsbury Continuum. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ben East on Jun 23 2013

This book does not shed much light on Johnson, beyond his like of women and bicycles, and his belief that voting Tory will "cause your wife to have bigger breasts".

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Reviewed by Suzanne Moore on May 22 2013

...for all its pretence to literary cleverness is strictly for the lavatory. It's small, but as there's no moral or political fibre in it whatsoever, you may be there a long time.

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