Number Ten

Number Ten

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 10/05/2012
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Number Ten is the brilliantly funny political satire by Sue Townsend, bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series

'Wickedly entertaining. There is a gem on nearly every page. Nothing escapes Townsend's withering pen. Satirical, witty, observant'Observer

Behind the doors of the most famous address in the country, all is not well.

Edward Clare was voted into Number Ten after a landslide election victory. But a few years later and it is all going wrong.

The love of the people is gone. The nation is turning against him.

Panicking, Prime Minister Clare enlists the help of Jack Sprat, the policeman on the door of No 10, and sets out to discover what the country really thinks of him.

In disguise, they venture into the great unknown: the mean streets of Great Britain.

And for the first time in years, the Prime Minister experiences everything life in this country has to offer - an English cream tea, the kindness of strangers, waiting for trains that never come and treatment in a hospital.

And at last he remembers some of things he once really cared about . . .

'Poignant, hilarious, heart-rending, devastating' New Statesman

'Hilarious. Sue Townsend's laughter is infectious' Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241958384
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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Number Ten
Not as good as Adrian Mole
I will write this review in the style of Adrian Mole. The story kept me only mildly amused on the bus journey to and from work but whereas my bus has a ... READ MORE
Dean Gibson