Ion Trewin was a London publisher. Originally a journalist and Literary Editor of THE TIMES, 1972-9, he changed gear and into publishing in 1980. He was Alan Clark’s editor and publisher from 1992 until his death, and edited two further volumes of Alan Clark’s DIARIES. His edition of THE HUGO YOUNG PAPERS won the C4 2009 Political Book of the Year Award. He was chairman of the Cheltenham Literature Festival 1996-2007 and he was literary director of the Man Booker prizes from 2006 until his death in 2015.
‘From the moment the first scabrous and brilliant volume was published, people wanted more. Now they have it and they will not be disappointed… These diaries are not wonderful simply because they show a politician unafraid to say what he thinks, and refusing to suck up to those whom he represents. They are great because they show all sides of a man who was, within his complex personality, arrogant, sensitive, loyal, unfaithful, patriotic, selfish, selfless, and – at all times – completely Technicolour’ Simon Heffner, Daily Mail
Some of the most talked about books of recent years, Alan Clark’s diaries provide a witty and irreverant insider’s account of political life in Britain. Now in one volume.
‘Written with fearlessly indiscreet honesty’ (Harry Ritchie, Daily Mail)
‘A rollicking good read about a rogering rogue.’ (Sunday Mercury )
‘Deserving of the most fulsome praise, this is a must-read for anyone who has not been touched by his charm.’ (Catholic Herald)
PUBLICATION DATE: September 2009