Betty Boothroyd Autobiography

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Oktober 2002



Betty Boothroyd's autobiography has sold over 95,000 copies in hardback, which is both a testament to her popularity amongst the British public, and a sure sign that this mass market paperback edition looks set to do extremely well. 16pp b/w illus.


Betty Boothroyd was born in 1929, the daughter of a Yorkshire textile worker and weaver. In the mid-50s, after a career as a dancer with the Tiller Girls Troupe, she turned to politics. In 1973, after several unsuccessful attempts to enter parliament, she was finally selected as Labour MP for Bromwich, and served as an MEP from 1975 to 1977. In 1987 she became one of three deputy speakers in the House of Commons. But she is best known for becoming the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons, a post she held from 1992 to 2000. She was a popular choice, admired for her firmness, good-humour, fairness and ability to deal with a rowdy and mostly male House of Commons. Her straightforward, no-nonsense approach made her something of a celebrity. In 2001 she became a Life Peer and took her seat in the House of Lords as Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell.


"The first Speaker to become a political superstar - one of the most popular women in Britain" Mail on Sunday "Betty Boothroyd is frank, fun and generous... an uncomplicated book by a straightforward lady" William Hague, Sunday Telegraph "Betty Boothroyd came to transcend politics... her autobiography is of profound human interest" Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780099427049
ISBN: 0099427044
Untertitel: 16 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cornerstone
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 544 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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