Blair biography Broken Vows to Faber

Blair biography Broken Vows to Faber

Faber has acquired a "major biography" of former Prime Minister Tony Blair entitled Broken Vows – Tony Blair: The Tragedy of Power by investigative historian Tom Bower.

UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown.

According to the publisher, Broken Vows will detail the "full story" of Blair’s decade in power, and will follow Blair’s trail since his resignation, to Asia, the Middle East and America, where he has built a commercial empire advising tycoons and tyrants.

Angus Cargill, editorial director at Faber, described the book as "incredibly revealing and so timely”.

He added: "In light of Jeremy Corbyn’s surprise election as Labour leader and the tussle over the party’s future, the debate about Britain’s involvement in Syria, and ahead of the delayed Chilcot Report, this will be the political thriller of the year and the most revealing book yet about Blair and New Labour."

Bower is an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist. A former producer and reporter for BBC Television, he is the author of many books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown, Richard Branson and Conrad Black.

Broken Dreams (Simon & Schuster), his investigation into corruption in English football, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2003 and his recent bestsellers include No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone (Faber) and Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell (Faber).