Sunday, July 28, 2019

Ten of the best British political novels

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged ten of the best British political novels, including:
House of Cards
Michael Dobbs

The eternally scheming, marvellously Machiavellian Chief Whip Francis Urquhart plots a course to Number Ten in Michael Dobbs’ scabrous assault on political ambition. Spawning not one but two classic television adaptations, House of Cards is a wickedly entertaining portrayal of Westminster at its venal, amoral worst.
Read about another entry on the list.

House of Cards is among Peter Stone's twelve essential political scandal thrillers, Jeff Somers's ten best political thrillers, and Terry Stiastny’s ten top books about Westminster politics.

--Marshal Zeringue