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  • Published: 15 October 1998
  • ISBN: 9780712666251
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $35.00
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Lord Hailsham

A Life



The authorised biography of one of the most colourful and contro-versial British politicians of the twentieth century.

This is the official life of one of the most brilliant, powerful and controversial Tory politicians of the post-war ear, a man whose career has spanned British politics and law from the 1930s to the present and whose vivid and often combative personality has brought the values of and earlier age into the political life of today. As Quinten Hogg, Hailsham started his public career in the famous Oxford by-elcetion of 1938. He joined the government just before the Suez crisis in 1956 and remained a strong presence in every Tory goverment until his retirement, holding a varitety of important posts, including Party Chairman when he famously rang the bell to toll the death of the Labour Party. The extraordinary drama of the 1963 succession to Macmillan is comprehensively revealed in this book, as Hailsham`s highly influential career in the law, where he was Lord Chancellor for twelve years after 1970.

  • Published: 15 October 1998
  • ISBN: 9780712666251
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Geoffrey M Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis was born in 1929 and educated at a Rudolf Steiner school, Taunton School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read History and Law. He practised law as a partner in Herbert Smith, the City solicitors, in London and Hong Kong for more than thirty years. In 1988 he was appointed the Hong Kong Government's special adviser on stock market legislation in the wake of the 1987 crash, and in 1991 he became the first Legal Director of the Hong Kong Airport Authority. Political history has been one of his most consistent interests and on his retirement he was at last able to fulfil a lifelong ambition to write biography. He is the author of a life of Lord Atkin, the distinguished Judge, published in 1987, as well as Lord Hailsham: A Life; Carson: The Man who Divided Ireland and Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Declaration which Changed the World . He is married with four children.

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