Tory Boy: Memoirs of the Last Conservative

Ed West

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little

Published: 28-01-2021

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Exploring why conservatives have lost almost every political argument since 1945, Ed West looks at this endless litany of failure from the perspective of one of the losers, in a semi-autobiographical, self-deprecating way.

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SKU: 9781472130815

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‘An entertaining, wide-ranging defence and explanation of the conservative way of seeing the world . . . suffused with generosity and wit’ Catholic Herald Brought up by eccentric intellectuals, Ed West experienced what he believed was a fairly normal childhood of political pamphlets as bedtime reading, family holidays to East Germany and a father who was one political step away from advocating the return of serfdom. In his mid-twenties, West found himself embracing a mindset usually acquired alongside a realisation that all music post-1955 is garbage, agreeing with everything said in the Telegraph and all the other bad things people get in middle age. This is his journey to becoming a real-life Tory boy.Forgoing the typically tedious and shouty tone of the Right, West provides that rare gem of a conservative book – one that people of any political alignment can read, if only to laugh at West’s gallows humour and dry wit. Crammed with self-deprecating anecdotes and enlightening political insights, Tory Boy discloses a life shaped by politics and the realisation that perhaps this obsession does more harm than good. ‘Anyone – liberal, conservative, whatever – would enjoy [this book]. It is full of the most fascinating facts, all mixed in with Ed’s inimitable displays of self-mockery’ Tom Holland ‘A self-deprecating and often hilarious memoir of a born conservative watching the world go wrong. Sprinkled with gallows humour, like a political version of Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch’ The Critic

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Dimensions 126 × 198 mm
Page Count 432