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by Blair, Cherie

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TitleSpeaking for myself : the autobiography
Author / Responsible partyBlair, Cherie
TopicsAutobiography. Women lawyers -- Great Britain -- Biography. Lawyers -- Great Britain -- Biography. Prime ministers' spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Even if she hadn’t married Tony Blair, Cherie’s story would have been amazing. Abandoned by her actor father, she overcame obstacles to become one of the UK’s most successful barristers. But when Labour took power in 1997, she faced new challenges: her husband was the first Prime Minister in recent history with a young family, and Cherie was the first PM’s wife with a serious career. Now, she gives a complete account of her own life–an astonishing journey for a woman whose unconventional childhood was full of drama and who grew up with a fierce sense of justice. In her autobiography she reveals for the first time what it was like to combine life as a working mother with life married to the Prime Minister. She writes about her encounters with scores of foreign leaders and her friendships with Presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as with Hillary and Laura. And she offers inside details of her relationships with the royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana.

Additional Information

System control numberS12645
Original Print PublisherLondon : Little, Brown, 2008.
NarratorJane Gibbs.
Narrator NameJane Gibbs.
Participant or performer noteJane Gibbs.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator