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Books | The Guardian ([info]theguardianbook) wrote,
@ 2020-01-15 13:57:00

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Tom Watson’s betrayal thriller – and other politicians who vent in fiction

After quitting parliament over its ‘brutality’, Watson is co-writing thriller The House. Can we expect a tale about a deputy leader righting wrongs?

Fresh from publishing his guide to weight loss, Downsizing, the former deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson, is set to write a political thriller set in “a world where virtue is seen as a rare commodity”.

Watson, who quit his position in November because of the “brutality and hostility” within Labour ranks, will co-write The House with historical novelist Imogen Robertson. Watson said it would “explore the themes that lubricate our political system: ambition and failure, trust and betrayal”, and introduce its readers to “heroes and villains engaged in a struggle for fame, power and revenge”.

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