Number Ten

Number Ten

Book - 2002
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Jack Spratt is a policeman on the door of Number Ten. When the Prime Minister decides that the only way to get closer to the men and women on the street is to travel around the country incognito and find out what they really think, he enlists Jack's help. Leaving his high-powered, ambitious wife to hold the fort, he and Jack set out. But neither can foresee how their extraordinary odyssey will impact on world affairs. Or their own lives.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2002
ISBN: 9780718143688
Branch Call Number: FIC Towns 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 323 p


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Aug 02, 2018

Funny as anything, wonderful natural hilarious dialogue! Sue Townsend never disappoints me. The tears were running into my ears as I read in bed. Acute social commentary from a humourous point of view. Loved it. Wonder what Ms Townsend, sadly passed away, would have had to say about the latest Pres of the US? Note: is not an audiobook so the Library Journal review is somewhat misleading.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

The author of Adrian Mole’s diaries launches a full frontal attack on our funny bones again. This time she goes after the current occupant of 10 Downing Street in a fantastical, biting send-up. Things are starting to go wrong in Britain, the Prime Minister is having an identity crisis and we go along for the ride, accompanied by the salt of the earth policeman who stands guard outside the door at Number 10. Read this one as soon as you can - it is so topical it feels like it was written yesterday.

May 05, 2014

I was expecting comedy, or at least humour. This stayed in the arena of dismal farce all the way through.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Prime Minister Edward Clare, and his guard Jack Sprat, travel around the country in disguise trying to find out how to make the people of Britain happy.

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