Lucky George by George Walden
George Walden was a Conservative MP for 14 years until 1997. But, as the title suggests, for most of that time he was an 'Anti-Politician' with a tendency to speak his mind--including telling the Government and his constituents to "bugger off" if provoked. Lucky George is an amusing autobiography and charts our hero's life from a council estate in Dagenham, to mixing with royalty on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The first part of this book concentrates on Communism and Walden's pursuit of women. He spent a year in Russia, where he had his first real affair, then returned to London where he worked as an expert in Communism and had a number of amorous encounters, one of which had cause to make him visit an STD Clinic. Later Walden was posted to Peking and his account captures the horror and hysteria of the Cultural Revolution. After a spell as David Owen's Private Secretary, then Peter Carrington's, when they were successively Foreign Secretary, he looked set for a glittering career as an ... read more
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