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Wyatt, The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt. Volume One.

Wyatt, The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt. Volume One.

Wyatt, Woodrow. The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt. Volume One. Edited by Sarah Curtis. Volume One. London, Macmillan, 1998. 24cm x 16cm. xviii, 748 pages. With photographs. Original Hardcover with original price-clipped dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

When Wyatt died in December 1997, he was remembered as a politician, journalist, Chairman of the Tote and confidant of Margaret Thatcher. What no one knew was that from 1985 he had been keeping a journal. His close relationship to Thatcher provides the compelling focus of these journals. Most Sunday mornings between 1986 and her fall from power, Woodrow Wyatt was encouraging, advising, listening to and commiserating with her. Their conversation touched on almost every political event of the time and it is in his journals that we find the comments he could not make public. Entries give the inside story of the Westland affair, the successful Thatcher 1987 election campaign and the growing unease with her leadership.

His life at the Tote brough friendship with raceowners and with royalty, in particular Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. His determination to modernize the Tote and his pride in maximising its profits for the benefit of racing run through his journals. He records weekends in stately homes, parties big and small, the food, the wine and the gossip. Wyatt, canny, opinionated, loyal and warm-hearted, is a contemporary of Pepys in the spontaneity of his observations and the breadth of his interests.

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Wyatt- The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt
Wyatt- The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt