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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Brown Narrator: Sarah Brown Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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'Today, Gordon's words are simple and heartfelt. He promises, as his own school motto said, to do his utmost. I know that the same will go for me, too. We turn to the door, greeting the policeman on duty. It is time to play our part in contributing to what happens next in government and a new life behind the black door.'

In this personal memoir about life at 10 Downing Street, Sarah Brown shares the secrets of living behind the most famous front door in the world. Sarah gave up a successful career in business to serve the country and champion countless charities at home and abroad. A passionate campaigner for women and children, she mobilised hundreds of thousands of people through her early adoption of Twitter, where her legion of followers engaged with her on everything from repression in Burma to diversity in British fashion. If you've ever wondered what it's like to travel with special branch, pack for a photo call with supermodels, or pause a speech in front of hundreds when the autocue fails, it's all here - from what to do when the school play clashes with a visit to the White House to what it feels like to support the man you love as he takes tough decisions to stave off global financial meltdown. Intimate, reflective, surprising and funny, Behind the Black Door takes us backstage to reveal what it's like to be an ordinary woman, wife, and mother in extraordinary circumstances.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Wimpress | 5/16/2013

    " It's not quite as anodyne as people have claimed, there are a few interesting insights into how the Downing Street machine works. It illustrates how, despite wanting the job for a decade, the Browns seemed quite unprepared for the reality of living in Number 10 once it finally happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janet | 2/11/2013

    " I't took me about 4 months to finish this book. It's kind of like a magazine. If I have a few minutes, I'll read a few pages, but not compelling enough to devote precious minutes to during tax season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Estelle | 9/27/2012

    " Completely honest and loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edwina | 12/6/2011

    " Diverting but not brilliant. The diary format is a clever device to cover what she really thinks in places. "

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