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Ozymandias department, UK branch

I decided to find out which political memoirs, biographies etc are inspiring ebay buyers to get bidding or otherwise. Here goes:

The Blair biography that didn't sell at its 'buy it now' price of one penny

Brown proves a little more popular, going for £0.99, although Ian 'Stone Roses' Brown's biog went for almost five times more.

Meanwhile, 'orrible 'arold's (Harold Wilson) works seem to be rather rather more fashionable. A letter signed by him went for £23.00.

Moving on to autographs, the completed listings are quite amusing:

Jhon Prescot (sic) autograph. No bidders at £1.

Jack Cunningham's John Hancock went for £5. Which is £0.55 less than John Major's . Oh yes.

No one wanted a signed 5" x 7" of Baby Doc Duvalier, despite his impressive sideburns. However, Lord Thomson, one time Air Minister's mark went for £46.55. For not much more, the eager collector could have had 16 Dutch premiers, foreign ministers etc.

Meanwhile, I have acquired a nark who promises to keep me posted on what's new in the libraries at the Lords, Commons and sundry departments. As a taster, there are regular acquisitions of the likes of 'How Parliament works' (guides for studious children, it would seem), Lonely Planet guides are popular, with nark suggesting they are variously used for picking junkets or where to bomb next (OK, he's a leftie). As a rule the Lords library features more intellectually challenging material. Apparently there is something of a run on memoirs / biographies etc of politicians from between the wars.
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Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 12:07 pm

I do believe Blair will go down as one of the emeinently forgettable PMs ever.

The new Bonar law  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:33 pm

Rigger Mortice - That's a very interesting point. I think he will go down as the most destructive prime minister or governor of Britain ever. He is either a very weak, very stupid man or a very wicked man. I tend to vacillate.  



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