The President of EnglandBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1296 (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1296
- Steve Harrison, professor of social policy
- University of Manchester
Minerva Press, £13.99, pp 305
ISBN 0 75411 073 7
Some familiar characters appear in this novel, written by a retired NHS chief executive, including a “Democratic Labour” government taking office after the Conservatives under Thatcher and Major, a strong modernising prime minister whose initials are AB, an apparently ruthlessly cynical spin doctor, a popular and (as it transpires) wily old queen, an unpopular heir to the throne, and a dead princess.
The prime minister's secret agenda is to declare a republic of …