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Lloyd George book is Number 1 with MPs

August 11, 2008 11:51 AM
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The cover of Mrs Hague's book about the women in the life of David Lloyd George

A report in today's Scotsman newspaper reveals that Ffion Hague's biography of Lloyd George and the women in his life, "The Pain and the Privilege" has been voted joint top summer reading in a poll of 150 Members of Parliament carried out by the booksellers, Waterstones.

Mrs Hague's book is equal first in the MPs' top ten with "A Thousand Splendid Suns", by the Afghani novelist Khaled Hosseini's, who wrote the best-seller "The Kite Runner". This is a story set in Afghanistan and contrasting the experiences of two women against the background of the Soviet occupation and the regimes of the Mujaheddin and the Taliban.

Mrs Hague's husband, former Tory leader William Hague, comes in at number 3 in the list with his biography of anti-slave trade campaigner William Wilberforce.

You can see the full list and the full text of the article by Ross Lydall, the political editor of the Scotsman, at:


Don't forget that Mrs Hague will be signing copies of her book at the "The Bookshop" 33 High St. Mold, Flintshire on Saturday 13th September 2008 @ 11.30 a.m.