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Michael Gove is one of the most recognisable faces in British politics – and one of the most divisive. Whether it’s taking on the education ‘blob’, acting as frontman of the Brexit campaign or orchestrating one of the bloodiest political assassinations in the history of British politics, Gove is a man who makes things happen.

But it was almost so different, and his story, from an Edinburgh orphanage to standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party, could have come straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel. A charming man to his friends, and a cold-blooded zealot to his enemies, Gove is set to play a crucial role in the future of the UK.

Barely two years after being banished to the back benches following one of the most brutal leadership bids in British political history, Michael Gove is now playing a key role in delivering Brexit. He is that rarest of things in today’s politics: a big beast. It is hard to think of another politician – especially amongst the current crop – who actually stands for the power of ideas and who has had such an impact on the country’s present political climate, and its future.

This is a timely biography of a politician who has had an effect on the shape of British politics more profound than many will openly acknowledge.


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  • 18 July 2019
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