Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter

3.95 avg rating
( 633 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780552998031: Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter

Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was something we would have to get used to.' Things Can Only Get Better is the personal account of a Labour supporter who survived eighteen miserable years of Conservative government. It is the heartbreaking and hilarious confessions of someone who has been actively involved in helping the Labour party lose elections at every level: school candidate: door-to-door canvasser: working for a Labour MP in the House of Commons; standing as a council candidate; and eventually writing jokes for a shadow cabinet minister. Along the way he slowly came to realise that Michael Foot would never be Prime Minister, that vegetable quiche was not as tasty as chicken tikki masala and that the nuclear arms race was never going to be stopped by face painting alone.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John O'Farrell is the author of seven books. His first book, Things Can Only Get Better, was a number one bestseller and was dramatized for BBC Radio 4. The Best a Man Can Get was the bestselling debut novel of 2002. As well as being a bestselling author, John O'Farrell is a regular contributor to television and radio. For the past five years he has written a weekly humorous column for the Guardian, three collections of which have been published as Global Village Idiot, I Blame the Scapegoats and I Have a Bream.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ofarrell, John
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97805529980310000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ofarrell, John
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was something we would have to get used to. Things Can Only Get Better is the personal account of a Labour supporter who survived eighteen miserable years of Conservative government. It is the heartbreaking and hilarious confessions of someone who has been actively involved in helping the Labour party lose elections at every level: school candidate: door-to-door canvasser: working for a Labour MP in the House of Commons; standing as a council candidate; and eventually writing jokes for a shadow cabinet minister. Along the way he slowly came to realise that Michael Foot would never be Prime Minister, that vegetable quiche was not as tasty as chicken tikki masala and that the nuclear arms race was never going to be stopped by face painting alone. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780552998031

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ofarrell, John
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was something we would have to get used to. Things Can Only Get Better is the personal account of a Labour supporter who survived eighteen miserable years of Conservative government. It is the heartbreaking and hilarious confessions of someone who has been actively involved in helping the Labour party lose elections at every level: school candidate: door-to-door canvasser: working for a Labour MP in the House of Commons; standing as a council candidate; and eventually writing jokes for a shadow cabinet minister. Along the way he slowly came to realise that Michael Foot would never be Prime Minister, that vegetable quiche was not as tasty as chicken tikki masala and that the nuclear arms race was never going to be stopped by face painting alone. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780552998031

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ofarrell, John
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1413906-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ofarrell, John
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 127mm x 198mm x 19mm. Paperback. Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.234. Bookseller Inventory # 9780552998031

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ofarrell, John
Published by Black Swan 1999-05-01 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Black Swan 1999-05-01, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00651413

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ofarrell, John
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was somethi. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780552998031_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ofarrell, John
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997, John O'Farrell, Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was something we would have to get used to.' Things Can Only Get Better is the personal account of a Labour supporter who survived eighteen miserable years of Conservative government. It is the heartbreaking and hilarious confessions of someone who has been actively involved in helping the Labour party lose elections at every level: school candidate: door-to-door canvasser: working for a Labour MP in the House of Commons; standing as a council candidate; and eventually writing jokes for a shadow cabinet minister. Along the way he slowly came to realise that Michael Foot would never be Prime Minister, that vegetable quiche was not as tasty as chicken tikki masala and that the nuclear arms race was never going to be stopped by face painting alone. Bookseller Inventory # B9780552998031

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ofarrell, John
Published by 1999-05-01. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999-05-01., 1999. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 336pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1623188

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ofarrell, John
ISBN 10: 0552998036 ISBN 13: 9780552998031
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0552998036. Bookseller Inventory # ST0552998036

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book