Head of State

Head of State

A Political Entertainment : A Novel

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:

The debut novel by Britain's most celebrated pundit, a gleefully twisted take on 10 Downing Street

It's September 2017, and the United Kingdom is on the verge of a crucial referendum that will determine, once and for all, if the country remains a member of the European Union or goes its own way. But, unsuspected by the electorate, and unknown to all but a handful of members of the Prime Minister's innermost circle, there is a shocking secret at the very heart of government that could change everything in an instant. A group of ruthlessly determined individuals will stop at nothing--including murder--to prevent that from happening.

Andrew Marr's first novel is a darkly comic tale of deception and skullduggery at Downing Street and Whitehall. Making full use of his unrivalled inside knowledge of the British political scene, Marr has created a sparkling entertainment, a wholly original depiction of Westminster and its denizens, and a fascinating, irreverent glimpse behind the parliamentary curtain.

Publisher: New York, NY :, The Overlook Press,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781468310566
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAR
Characteristics: viii, 333 pages ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 27, 2015

Great satirical novel in the true British style. The sense of the ridiculous is balanced with the suspicion that this "could" happen.

Dec 07, 2014

Very clever and funny. Considerint he authors knowledge of British politicians you wonder just how much he thinks the characters in this book would mirror real personalities if given the change!

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CPL

To Top