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BETTY BOOTHROYD: The Autobiography. - BOOTHROYD,BETTY:
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,author colour portrait photograph (upper wrap) and b/w+colour biographical photographic illustrated rear wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+ fore-edges lightly aged/tanned - as usual/normal; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright,clean, publisher's original,plain dark green cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain dark green eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, xii-xivpp+1-338pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,author preface,19 chapters,32pp contemporary b/w+colour photographs in 4 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp50/1,pp114/5(b/w) and pp210/1,pp274/5 (colour) respectively,an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication,and contents+ illustrations lists/tables.                                                                               The enormous respect and affection of the British public for Betty Boothroyd has its roots in a strong belief in what she stands for: fair play,an unshakeable sense of honour and a passionate belief in the sovreignty of Parliament.Her convictions,she says,are set in 'Yorkshire granite'.Born into a working-class family in Dewsbury,Betty grew up in a home with little money,but one that radiated love and warmth.Her father,a textile worker and union activist,was often unemployed and her mother was forced to be the family breadwinner.Betty was a bonny lass,popular and a talented dancer who became a local pantomime star,entertained troops during the war and went on eventually to become one of the celebrated Tiller Girls.But by the age of nineteen Betty's dreams of taking the West End by storm had crashed. Undaunted,she won a national speaking award,stood for election to the local council and became a full-time worker for the Labour party.Nothing would ever part Betty from politics again.                                                                                   In 1953 Betty began work at the House of Commons for Barbara Castle and Geoffrey de Freitas.She speaks candidly about those early years,the devastation of losing elections and the time she spent in America campaigning for JFK in the 1960 Presidential election.Back in Britain,Betty landed a job with millionaire Labour peer Harry Walston and the Yorkshire girl became part of the family.She describes the elation she felt on becoming an MP at last in 1973,the huge debt she owes her mother for her support,and the full story behind her role in the struggle to save the Labour party from the hard left. Betty Boothroyd's long political career reached its apogee in 1992 when she was elected the first (and so far - only) woman Speaker of the House of Commons with overwhelming support from all sides of the House. Her term of office coincided with one of the most turbulent periods in British politics of recent times as John Major tried to hold the Conservative Party together and Tony Blair led Labour to a landslide vistory.She unravels many of the stories behind the headlines and her fight to defend the reputation and rights of Parliament. The unexpected announcement of Betty Boothroyd's retirement in October 2000 brought unprecedented tributes from a wide spectrum of people both inside and outside politics and of all shades of political opinion.Written to appeal to the wide audience which has responded so warmly to her and to the values she represents, Betty Boothroyd's autobiography is destined to become a classic.                      Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk,because of the weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!, LONDON.CENTURY,2001.

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[EAN: 9780712679480], [SC: 2.38], [PU: Century], BETTY BOOTHROYD PARLIAMENT DEWSBURY TALENTED DANCER TILLER GIRLS WEST END ELECTION LOCAL COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY POLITICS HOUSE OF COMMONS BARBARA CASTLE GEOFFREY DE FREITAS HARRY WALSTON BECOMING AN MP POLITICAL CAREER FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER TURBULENT PERIODS IN BRITISH JOHN MAJOR CONSERVATIVE TONY BLAIR LANDSLIDE VICTORY OPINION SOUTH-EAST LEICESTER BY-ELECTION GENERAL JO RICHARDSON BOB MELLISH MILITANT’S LAST STAND EUROPEAN THATCHER 1979 MICHAEL FOOT NEIL KINNOCK SPEAKER’S THE OPPOSITION MADAM GENNADY SELEZNEV PANDIT PANT LECTURE CHANCELLOR OPEN UNIVERSITY THRIPLOW, Jacket, First Edition (First Printing). Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography has Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, with her characteristic endearing zeal, recounting her trail from working-class Dewsbury to Westminster. The daughter of a weftman, she passes from rags to political riches with the Labour Party, to which she claims an umbilical loyalty. After a now-notorious spell with the Tiller Girls, she started working full-time for the Labour Party, and eventually, after four attempts at securing a seat, she finally won West Bromwich in 1973--the constituency she was to represent for 27 years. Pro-Europe, pro-choice, anti-capital punishment, she was made a junior Whip in 1974 and Deputy Speaker in 1987 before finally succeeding Jack Weatherill to become the 155th--and first female--Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. By the time of her retirement from the Chair in July 2000, her wigless informality had seen her become one of the most recognisable and popular faces, not just in the House or West Bromwich, but throughout the country.The woman Private Eye cruelly and unfairly accused of having all the charm of carbon monoxide gas in an airtight room airs her story with unstuffy grace and emphatic integrity. Much has been made of the large sum the publishers paid for her story, but Boothroyd chooses discretion over revelation in describing her path from model to Madame Speaker: while she discusses her brief experience training with the Tiller Girls, she includes no photographs from the period, and declines to elaborate further on the three proposals of marriage she claims to have received. Nevertheless, she assesses her political career and tenure on the Chair with splendid candour, from the fight to rid the Party of Militant, ding-dongs with party Whips, the cash for questions controversy, Nelson Mandela's first state visit to London, Gerry Adams' and Martin McGuinness' refusal to take the Parliamentary oath, to the fuss over her banning women MPs from breastfeeding during committee. 353pp. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ nicked at top edge of lower panel near spine. A nice copy overall but bumped at lower corners.

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[EAN: 9780712679480], [SC: 3.55], [PU: Century], BETTY BOOTHROYD PARLIAMENT DEWSBURY TALENTED DANCER TILLER GIRLS WEST END ELECTION LOCAL COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY POLITICS HOUSE OF COMMONS BARBARA CASTLE GEOFFREY DE FREITAS HARRY WALSTON BECOMING AN MP POLITICAL CAREER FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER TURBULENT PERIODS IN BRITISH JOHN MAJOR CONSERVATIVE TONY BLAIR LANDSLIDE VICTORY OPINION SOUTH-EAST LEICESTER BY-ELECTION GENERAL JO RICHARDSON BOB MELLISH MILITANT’S LAST STAND EUROPEAN THATCHER 1979 MICHAEL FOOT NEIL KINNOCK SPEAKER’S THE OPPOSITION MADAM GENNADY SELEZNEV PANDIT PANT LECTURE CHANCELLOR OPEN UNIVERSITY THRIPLOW, Jacket, First Edition (First Printing).Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography has Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, with her characteristic endearing zeal, recounting her trail from working-class Dewsbury to Westminster. The daughter of a weftman, she passes from rags to political riches with the Labour Party, to which she claims an umbilical loyalty. After a now-notorious spell with the Tiller Girls, she started working full-time for the Labour Party, and eventually, after four attempts at securing a seat, she finally won West Bromwich in 1973--the constituency she was to represent for 27 years. Pro-Europe, pro-choice, anti-capital punishment, she was made a junior Whip in 1974 and Deputy Speaker in 1987 before finally succeeding Jack Weatherill to become the 155th--and first female--Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. By the time of her retirement from the Chair in July 2000, her wigless informality had seen her become one of the most recognisable and popular faces, not just in the House or West Bromwich, but throughout the country.The woman Private Eye cruelly and unfairly accused of having all the charm of carbon monoxide gas in an airtight room airs her story with unstuffy grace and emphatic integrity. Much has been made of the large sum the publishers paid for her story, but Boothroyd chooses discretion over revelation in describing her path from model to Madame Speaker: while she discusses her brief experience training with the Tiller Girls, she includes no photographs from the period, and declines to elaborate further on the three proposals of marriage she claims to have received. Nevertheless, she assesses her political career and tenure on the Chair with splendid candour, from the fight to rid the Party of Militant, ding-dongs with party Whips, the cash for questions controversy, Nelson Mandela's first state visit to London, Gerry Adams' and Martin McGuinness' refusal to take the Parliamentary oath, to the fuss over her banning women MPs from breastfeeding during committee. 353pp. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ nicked at top edge of lower panel near spine. A nice copy overall but bumped at lower corners.

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2001, ISBN: 0712679480

Hardcover, ID: 1501431375

[EAN: 9780712679480], [SC: 3.55], [PU: Century], BETTY BOOTHROYD PARLIAMENT DEWSBURY TALENTED DANCER TILLER GIRLS WEST END ELECTION LOCAL COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY POLITICS HOUSE OF COMMONS BARBARA CASTLE GEOFFREY DE FREITAS HARRY WALSTON BECOMING AN MP POLITICAL CAREER FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER TURBULENT PERIODS IN BRITISH JOHN MAJOR CONSERVATIVE TONY BLAIR LANDSLIDE VICTORY OPINION SOUTH-EAST LEICESTER BY-ELECTION GENERAL JO RICHARDSON BOB MELLISH MILITANT’S LAST STAND EUROPEAN THATCHER 1979 MICHAEL FOOT NEIL KINNOCK SPEAKER’S THE OPPOSITION MADAM GENNADY SELEZNEV PANDIT PANT LECTURE CHANCELLOR OPEN UNIVERSITY THRIPLOW, Jacket, First Edition (First Printing).Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography has Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, with her characteristic endearing zeal, recounting her trail from working-class Dewsbury to Westminster. The daughter of a weftman, she passes from rags to political riches with the Labour Party, to which she claims an umbilical loyalty. After a now-notorious spell with the Tiller Girls, she started working full-time for the Labour Party, and eventually, after four attempts at securing a seat, she finally won West Bromwich in 1973--the constituency she was to represent for 27 years. Pro-Europe, pro-choice, anti-capital punishment, she was made a junior Whip in 1974 and Deputy Speaker in 1987 before finally succeeding Jack Weatherill to become the 155th--and first female--Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. By the time of her retirement from the Chair in July 2000, her wigless informality had seen her become one of the most recognisable and popular faces, not just in the House or West Bromwich, but throughout the country.The woman Private Eye cruelly and unfairly accused of having all the charm of carbon monoxide gas in an airtight room airs her story with unstuffy grace and emphatic integrity. Much has been made of the large sum the publishers paid for her story, but Boothroyd chooses discretion over revelation in describing her path from model to Madame Speaker: while she discusses her brief experience training with the Tiller Girls, she includes no photographs from the period, and declines to elaborate further on the three proposals of marriage she claims to have received. Nevertheless, she assesses her political career and tenure on the Chair with splendid candour, from the fight to rid the Party of Militant, ding-dongs with party Whips, the cash for questions controversy, Nelson Mandela's first state visit to London, Gerry Adams' and Martin McGuinness' refusal to take the Parliamentary oath, to the fuss over her banning women MPs from breastfeeding during committee. 353pp. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ nicked at top edge of lower panel near spine. A nice copy overall but bumped at lower corners.

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Betty Boothroyd Autobiography
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780712679480
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0712679480
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: LONDON.CENTURY,2001.

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