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Freudian dive into political private lives

THE DARLINGS OF DOWNING STREET, By Garry O’Connor, Politico’s Publishing, €28.10.

25th August, 2007

THE DARLINGS OF DOWNING STREET, By Garry O’Connor, Politico’s Publishing, €28.10.

Leaders’ spouses have elicited mixed responses from the media in recent years in direct proportion to their visibility and their sex.

Denis Thatcher went virtually unnoticed, as did Norma Major. In the US, Laura Bush is rarely seen above the parapet, unlike the widely disliked Hillary Clinton.

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