As an MP for 46 years and at the heart of government under three Prime Ministers, Ken Clarke's Kind Of Blue is the most anticipated political memoir of the year. He is nothing if not candid in person, and this sharp, insightful and above all witty memoir befits an original, consummate politician, who is always worth listening to.Joining him in conversation is Philip Webster, a key political commentator on The Times for 43 years and whose own book, Inside Story gives us exactly that, an insider's account of the great political stories of the age.
Daunt Books Marylebone
Daunt Books 83 Marylebone High St
25/10/2016 7:00 PM
25/10/2016 8:30 PM
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Born in Nottingham in 1940, Ken Clarke was educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied law and was called to the bar in 1963. In 1970, at the age of twenty-nine, he became MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire, a seat he has held ever since. He held many ministerial posts in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Education. He subsequently served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major and Secretary of State for Justice and Minister without Portfolio under David Cameron. He lives in London and Nottinghamshire.