As the rumours subside and the cheering stops, Elaine Stalker MP watches with a pang of regret as Roger Dickson takes up the reins of government as Prime Minister. She has intimate knowledge of just how well her ex-lover can perform, but his new role of necessity curtails their close friendship. Yet Roger recognises Elaine's drive and quickly appoints her Junior Minister in the newly created Department of Health, Welfare and the Family. It is a political hot seat, and one that finds Elaine ruefully concluding that in the corridors of power, a woman's place is usually in the wrong. A hardcover bestseller on its first appearance, Edwina Currie's second parliamentary novel has gained a dramatic reference in the light of her Diaries' publication.
Edwina Currie is a former Government minister and for fourteen years was the well-known Member of Parliament for Derbyshire South. She is now a successful broadcaster (BBC Radio 5's Late Night Currie) and novelist.