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Book of the Week

With so many incredible books publishing every single day, choosing what to read next can be overwhelming. It can be a challenge to find the perfect fit – especially when it comes to books! For many of us, browsing the shelves and doing our own reconnaissance is part and parcel of picking out the next book that we plan to read.

Book of the Week
Book of the Week

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Butler to the World (Oliver Bullough)

The Suez Crisis of 1956 was Britain's twentieth-century nadir, the moment when the once superpower was bullied into retreat. In the immortal words of former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson, 'Britain has lost an empire and not yet found a role.' But the funny thing was, Britain had already found a role. It even had the costume. The leaders of the world just hadn't noticed it yet.

Butler to the World reveals how the UK took up its position at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: the oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters. We pride ourselves on values of fair play and the rule of law, but few countries do more to frustrate global anti-corruption efforts.

We are now a nation of Jeeveses, snobbish enablers for rich halfwits of considerably less charm than Bertie Wooster. It doesn't have to be that way.

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