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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cherie Blair Narrator: Cherie Blair Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her much-anticipated autobiography, Cherie Blair takes the reader on a fascinating journey from her childhood in working-class Liverpool to the heart of the British legal system and then, as the wife of the prime minister, to 10 Downing Street.

Cherie Blair's unconventional childhood was full of drama. Abandoned by her father at an early age, she was raised by her mother and grandmother. They instilled in her a fierce sense of justice, along with the indomitable Scouse spirit and humour that has often served her well, and occasionally landed her in trouble.

The first in her family to attend university, Cherie became a highly successful barrister in a profession not used to encouraging working-class women. When she met and fell in love with Tony Blair, she had no idea that her life would take an even more remarkable turn.

The first British prime minister's wife to have a serious career, she found herself in a new and challenging role in the public eye. In Speaking for Myself, she describes for the first time what it was like to combine this role with life as a working mother.

A warm, intimate, and often very funny portrait of a family living in extraordinary circumstances, Speaking for Myself is as lively, frank, and insightful as its author. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/8/2014

    " Loved the book! Fast read and I thought it very interesting. Enjoyed getting to know Cherrie. I think she did a great job and would read other books she writes. I found it facinating and would reccommnet it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Isobel | 2/6/2014

    " I didn't really have an opinion about Cherie Blair but I gathered the press didn't like her much. She interested me from the viewpoint of the unexpected 4th child! 'Speaking for Myself' paints a picture of a well meaning, hard working family-orientated woman marvelling at her good fortune to have a ringside seat on international events for a decade. She pays for this privilege by being the target of sniping from all sides. The book is very self-effacing in some respects - so different from Alistair Campbell's Diaries. It's an easy read with lots of humour. My only criticism is the last 50 pages seems to be a hotch-potch of unrelated themes which she seemed desperate to include but which don't seem to have fitted into the chronology. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Muni | 2/1/2014

    " I only read this for a short while, that was enough. I have always disliked this woman and this book only makes me hate her more. Fortunately I got this book on a whim for a few pence at a charity shop, that is where it is going back. Nothing about this woman is good, she is without grace, charm or any redeeming features whatsoever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shirley | 1/24/2014

    " This is an excellent autobiography by a very interesting woman. Cherie Blair is not only the wife of the former Prime Minister of the UK, but is a noted barrister (lawyer) in her own right. Her ability to juggle being a PM's wife, with all the duties expected, and maintain her identity as a highly respected lawyer is nothing short of remarkable. Her family background adds to the obstacles she had to overcome. I highly recommend Ccherie's story. "

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