Friday, March 16, 2007

Books about political scoundrels

Sam Coates, political correspondent for the London Times, named six top books about political scoundrels earlier this month.

The list is of course U.K.-centric, and a mix of the factual and fictional.

Number six on Coates' list:

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

Francis Urquhart would stop at nothing to become PM in Thatcher-era satire.

I haven't read the book, but the television version is brilliant stuff. Ian Richardson as "F.U." (as the tabloids like to call Francis Urquhart) is at the top of his game.

Read Coates' entire list.

--Marshal Zeringue