Gordon Brown set to publish his memoirs

Gordon Brown is set to publish his memoirs.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 12:35 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:41 am

The former Prime Minister, and Britain’s longest-serving Chancellor, will tell his story of a life in politicis in the forthcoming publication.

All proceeds from the book will go to the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory, Theirworld and Gordon and his wife Sarah’s charitable and public service work.

Mr Brown’s memoir will look at his upbringing in Kirkcaldy as well as his role in frontline politics.

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The publishers say it will’’provide critical insights into key relationships in Westminster, global conflicts, the coalition negotiations of 2010, as well as the referendums on Scottish Independence and Britain’s exit from the EU – in each instance, offering vital lessons for the future.’’

Mr Brown said: ‘‘We are at a critical moment in history. In sharing my experiences over the past four decades and the lessons I have learned as a politician, economist, Chancellor and Prime Minister, I hope to shed light on the tumultuous change we are now facing and to offer insights that may be useful in furthering the cause of progressive politics.

“Above all, I hope to inspire confidence that we can meet these fresh challenges with a renewed sense of shared values and purpose.”

Will Hammond, editorial director, acquired World English Language rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown. Hammond said: “Gordon Brown’s unique vantage point on the major shifts in British politics from the 1980s to the present make for a riveting book and equip him to explain the world we face today with genuine insight.

“As well as being a book of urgent importance, it presents the life and thinking of a man of deep principle and intellect as well as a reminder of what can be achieved by progressive politics. The Bodley Head and Vintage are proud to be his publishers for this important book.”