Francis Beckett

Enemy withinReviews:

He has written the story with understanding, critical distance and a sense of the past. I doubt whether there is at present a more accessible and balanced introduction to the subject. Eric Hobsbawm, Times Higher Education Supplement.

Lighter than a history, better grounded than an essay: short, witty, well written and wholly absorbing...He has a good novelist's gift for portraiture and thinking his way into the mind of very different, and contradictory, characters. Grey Gowrie, Daily Telegraph.

A fine and moving story. Andy Croft, New Statesman.

A fascinating account. Julian Critchley, Daily Express.

An excellent book...Beckett is a compelling storyteller. Sarah Baxter, The Times.

This lively yet meticulous work... John Torode, Independent on Sunday.

Lively and well researched. Daily Express.

A vivid work based on talking to everyone who mattered, a fine work of research by a Guardian journalist. John Vincent, Sunday Telegraph.

Fast-moving and colourful. Matt Seaton, Literary Review.

  • Paperback: 253 pages
  • Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd; New edition edition (27 July 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 0850364779
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850364774
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.4 x 2.2 cm


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