Prescott is let down by flat prose and bragging

Prezza. By John Prescott with Hunter Davies, Headline Review, €19

21st June, 2008

Prezza. By John Prescott with Hunter Davies, Headline Review, €19

John Prescott served as British deputy prime minister to Tony Blair for ten years, but he is famous principally for three things: having had an affair with his diary secretary, Tracey Temple; having punched a protester while campaigning in the run-up to Britain’s 2001 general election; and, as first revealed in this book, suffering from bulimia.

In addition, the disconnect between Prescott’s self-image as...

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