Strictly Ann

Strictly Ann 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. Page references are to the hardback edition published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson I don t read autobiographies of politiicians, and I m not a fan of Strictly What made me read this one then Well, taking the important aspect first, Anton du Beke has to wait until page 55 for his first mention, and there s strictly only the one image the last in the book, full page, and rather good actually And regarding the other aspect, this politician is forthright, outspoken, critical, and a woman, properties shared by most of my closest friends over the years.Early chapters of biographies I usually skim read in my hurry to get to the juicy bits But Miss Widdecombe s engaging style and her interesting childhood ensured my close attention from the very beginning Besides, the juicy bits are well spread throughout the book, on the principle of separate the treats So on page 7, while discussing childhood friendships, she makes clear her views on gay marriage Similarly, discussion of her attitude to State intervention today pp 30 32 arises out of references to her own childhood e
Read this book a few weeks ago when some invisible force seemed to draw me to it and a voice in my head said read me.Don t know what made me want this book but I am so glad that I did.What a wonderful book and a really lovely lady Very well written and I burnt the midnight oil because I wanted to
I started reading this book enthusiastically as I had read and enjoyed Ann s novel Act of Treachery.I have admired Ann s determination and strong mindedness, even though I do not agree with some of her views I enjoyed the chapters about her childhood as I could relate to much of it The chapters relating to her political
This book was much better than I anticipated I like to read about serious figures in the public eye, and have always admired this lady if not her political beliefs The book gives insights that few will k
This is a good read I didn t know she wrote novels anyway, it s rare to read a book by a politician that isn t like eating rocks I learned a lot and enjoyed it.There isn t much about Strictly, despite the title, but I didn t mind that.I do admire a woman who stands up for her principles a
Very enjoyable, I like biographies, even of folk I wouldn t normally enjoy the company of How they have become who they are, what they have done and how they have over come is very interesting This was a great romp through life that was one of poverty and privileged in different ways Worth a read.