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Bookbenchers: Nick de Bois

3 March 2013

3:00 PM

3 March 2013

3:00 PM

Nick de Bois is the Conservative MP for Enfield North, and is part of the Tory Class of 2010. He talks spies, Eurovision and Machiavelli as he tells us about his favourite books.

1) Which book is on your bedside table at the moment?

Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power

2) Which book would you read to your children?

Harry Potter, good to read and good to listen too – win, win.

3) Which literary character would you most like to be?

George Smiley – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

4) Which book do you think best sums up ‘now’?

Joseph Heller’s Catch 22

5) What was the last novel you read?

The Governor’s Wife – Mark Gimenez

6) Which book would you most recommend?

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

7) Given enough time, which book would you like to study deeply?

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

8) Which books do you plan to read next?

Michael Dobbs’ Old Enemies

9) If the British Library were on fire and you could only save three books, which ones would you take?

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek, Reflections on the Revolutions in France by Edmund Burke, The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official History by John Kennedy O’Conner.


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