Dave and Nick: The Year of the Honeymoon Hardcover – 27 Oct 2011
by Ann Treneman (Author)
It all began, as great love stories must, in a rose garden. David Cameron and Nick Clegg strode out into their new sun-dappled world. Bees buzzed. Birds sang. We all realised this wasn’t a press conference but a wedding. The newlyweds were bursting with the politics of love, of coalition, of happiness. They said it couldn’t last – and it didn’t. Resignations. Rows.T uition fees. Uturns. Tears and trauma and broken crockery. Ann Treneman, the sketchwriter for The Times newspaper, hilariously chronicles an extraordinary year of love and war and politics in Britain. Here’s the laugh out loud story of the courtship, the wedding, the honeymoon, the marriage, the passion and the power, themayhem and the madness.
Ann Treneman is brilliant. How does she do it? In a word, it’s her deadpan. Not a sentence, not a phrase is permitted the tiniest giggle. The author herself remains frozen-faced. The reader is in stitches. –Matthew Parris
About the Author
Ann Treneman is an award-winning journalist who has been the parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times since September 2003. She has also worked as a feature writer for The Times and The Independent and, previously, was foreign editor of The Observer. She grew up in America but has lived in Britain since 1984. Her first book of sketches, AnnusHorribilis, the Worst Year in British Politics, was published in 2009.
Ann Treneman is an author who, for her day job, is the parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times newspaper. She has been a journalist for 30 years, has won awards for her sketches and her feature writing. Born and brought up in America, she has lived in Britain for decades although her accent remains stubbornly USA. She lives in London and Derbyshire.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: The Robson Press (27 Oct 2011)
Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.4 cm