Reviewed by Sarah Wallis
SYNOPSIS: In this, the third novel from Nicholas Romano, the author sneaks us into the front room of a prominent politician. Through the eyes of Dino, Romano combines his obvious love of philosophy with the history of the 1980s to create an interesting insight into one of the most controversial handbag-wielding British Prime Ministers. Whether you love her or hate her, agree or disagree with her ideals, you cannot deny she made a global impact. Come and have a cuppa with Dino, Sophie and Ms T and join in their thought-provoking discussion of world events.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, having been a teenager in the 80’s, and grown up with the politics of Mrs. Thatcher and her government, my memories of that time were not particularly favourable. I was pleasantly surprised by the diary style of writing which meant that I found this an easy read, bringing to mind many events from the past in a very simple way. Written from an alternative perspective so far removed from anything I have considered before, with the benefit of maturity and hindsight, I may well change my view and opinions of that time!
This book would have been equally enjoyable had I not been aware of the events that were being observed, so I imagine that you do not have to have known about that era to enjoy this.
RRP: £6.99 (paperback)
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