The Final Cut (Francis Urquhart #3) by Michael DobbsFRANCIS URQUHARTS EVENTFUL CAREER AS PRIME MINISTER COMES TO A SPECTACULAR END IN THE FINAL VOLUME IN THE NO 1 BESTSELLING TRILOGY
In a few months, Francis Urquhart will take his place in the history books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century.
And yet . . . the country appears to he tiring of him. The movement to force him from power is gathering irresistible momentum. But F.U. is not ready to retire, still less to be driven from office. If the public are demanding new blood.,then that is precisely what he will give them - the blood of critics, Cabinet rivals, any man or woman who stands in his way. . .
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The creator of the fictional Machiavellian prime minister Francis Urquhart, was last night embroiled in a controversy with the BBC over the adaptation of his latest book. Michael Dobbs, a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, accused the BBC of using his third book to express "political opinions". He was speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival during a debate with fellow author Joanna Trollope on the creative control writers lose when their works are adapted for television. The opening scene of Dobbs's The Final Cut, to be screened in November, portrays the state funeral of Baroness Thatcher, which was not in his original work. He described its inclusion as "appalling bad taste". After the debate he said: "They have introduced a few things which have nothing to do with the book whatsoever, primarily the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. I'm not here to condemn the BBC; I'm criticising them rather than condemning them.
Francis Urquhart's eventful career as Prime Minister comes to a spectacular end in the final volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy - now reissued in a new cover. He schemed his way to power in 'House of Cards' and had a memorable battle of wills with the new king in 'To Play the King'. Now Francis Urquhart is about to take his place in the record books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century. Yet it seems the public is tiring of him at last, and the movement to force him from power is growing. But Urquhart is not yet ready to be driven from office.
In a few months, Francis Urquhart will take his place in the history books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century. And yet. The movement to force him from power is gathering irresistibl. The movement to force him from power is gathering irresistible momentum. But F.