Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ten of the best prime ministers in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best prime ministers in fiction.

One title on the list:
Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

Clarissa Dalloway is married to a Conservative MP, and when the PM arrives at her party, her triumph as a society hostess is confirmed. But some of her guests are underwhelmed. "He looked so ordinary. You might have stood him behind a counter and bought biscuits - poor chap, all rigged up in gold lace."
Read about another PM to appear on Mullan's list.

Quite a few readers thought Mrs. Dalloway was a model for Ian McEwan's Saturday. Were they right?

--Marshal Zeringue