Playing for the highest stakes of all . . . In the 1960s, four ambitious new MPs take their seats at Westminster. Over three decades they share the turbulent passions of the race for power with their wives and families, men and women caught up in a dramatic game for the higest stakes of all. But only one man can gain the ultimate goal - the office of Prime Minister . . .
'We haven't had a better novel about Parliament since Anthony Trollope' SCOTSMAN
'Another example of the author's mastery of the pure art of storytelling ' DAILY TELEGRAPH
By Iqbal Singh,
Jeffrey Archer is an excellent author, but the subject matter here doesn't have the mass appeal of many of his other books. In "First Among Equals" Archer follows the careers of three different fictional characters as they ascend through the political ranks of the British Parliament. Archer himself was the youngest MP elected in British Parliament’s House of common. The depiction of power-hungry politicians is magnificent; Archer has always had an impressive talent for characterization.
if you enjoy British politics and want something approaching, this is good. those unfamiliar with the British form of government and its politics will find it a bit tedious. Archer is the best when he is dealing with situations he himself has survived. 'First Among Equals' is one such story. All in all, it is a good book.
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