The Political Animal

The Political Animal

Jeremy Paxman


Jeremy Paxman is aware each manoeuvre a political candidate will make to prevent answering a tough query, yet the following he seeks a solution to only one: What makes politicians tick?

Embarking on a trip during which he encounters movers and shakers prior and current, he discovers:

� that high Ministers have frequently misplaced a dad or mum in childhood

� why Trollope is the politician's novelist of choice

� that Lloyd George as soon as hunted Jack the Ripper

� how an Admiral's speech in parliament helped win WWII

Where do politicians come from? How do they get elected? What do they do all day? And why do they search strength? these kinds of questions and plenty of extra are addressed in Paxman's exciting dissection of that unusual and elusive breed � the political animal.

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