Fri, 20/03/2009 - 09:53
With the abundance of press her husband has received over the past few years, it is easy to forget that Cherie Booth QC isn’t just Tony’s wife—she is also a prominent human rights barrister. Her contribution to Stop...
Thu, 29/05/2008 - 00:57
The BBC has been accused by listeners of acting as a "publicity machine" for Cherie Blair with its constant coverage of her memoirs, notes the Telegraph.
They are furious at the way the corporation's air waves have been allowed to be used by the former prime minister's wife to promote her book, Speaking for Myself...
Tue, 27/05/2008 - 06:00
The most reviewed on the literary pages last weekend (23rd to 26th May) was a trio of books: a posthumous collection of stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect (Cape); novel The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt (Sceptre); and, for a second week in a row, Cherie Blair’s memoirs, Speaking for Myself...
Tue, 20/05/2008 - 15:22
Cherie Blair has knocked former model Katie Price off the top of forthcoming hardback non-fiction charts.
Published officially on 15th May, Cherie Blair's much-discussed memoir Speaking for Myself (Little, Brown) sold 3,877 copies during the week ending 17th May, enough to supplant Katie Price's Jordan: Pushed to the...
Mon, 19/05/2008 - 14:38
Cherie Blair’s Speaking for Myself (Little, Brown) was last weekend’s most reviewed book--not surprising, following last week’s wide-spread media coverage sparked by the book’s double serialisation in the Times and the Sun.
Among those poring over the book for review was Barbara Ellen,...
Tue, 13/05/2008 - 07:56
The Guardian's Julian Glover looks at the latest raft of political memoirs--from Cherie Blair, John Prescott and Lord Levy-- asking "they are petty, shabby and shallow, and tell us nothing about the real workings of government. No wonder the latest crop of backbiting political memoirs - from Cherie Blair, Lord Levy and John...
Mon, 12/05/2008 - 12:12
Last weekend was one of political memoirs, as Cherie Blair’s Speaking for Myself (Little, Brown) and John Prescott’s Prezza (Headline) both hogged the headlines. The former’s serialisation started on Saturday in the Times and the Sun alongside an extensive interview with Blair. The latter...
Mon, 12/05/2008 - 07:23
Little, Brown has brought forward publication of Cherie Blair's autobiography, Speaking for Myself, with serialisations in the Times and the Sun attracting wide-spread coverage last weekend (10/11th May).
The book, which was originally scheduled for an October release, will now be published this week, on...
Wed, 16/04/2008 - 14:58
Things were winding down a bit today at the Book Fair. The corridors were a tad less bustley than previous days, I'm told, although having been cooped up in the office on Monday and Tuesday, the aisles seemed teeming to me--and I'm sure I saw the indefatigable Jamie Byng at his stand, who must have been a bit worse for wear after yesterday's...
Mon, 01/10/2007 - 06:16
Tony Blair is "extremely concerned" about the potential political fallout from the decision by his wife, Cherie, to publish her memoirs next year, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
A friend of the former prime minister has revealed that Mr Blair is far from an enthusiastic supporter of his wife's project, for which she has...