"An interesting character study of a pompous curmudgeonly politician absorbed in his own power over people and oblivious of his own impending demise. The modern reader will be irritated by some of the offensive attitudes but this is a classic stor..."
"While the writing is poetic and emotional the story line is boring, nothing that anyone with a cursory knowledge of the life of Shakespeare would not already know. There is some interesting description of life in 16th century England- the plagues ..."
At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement - self exile - on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesmen and biographers. In his library is the self-condemning,...