Near fine condition.Hodder & Stoughton,2005.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Tan hardback(black lettering to the spine,two small nicks,crease and dent on the cover) with Dj(two small nicks,crease and scratch on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with colour,b/w photos.Nice and clean pages as new with a ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Nice and clean book as new with light shelf wear.375pp including Notes on sources,index.Price un-clipped.First edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: David Blunkett has never been a conventional politician - or personality. Blind since childhood, seemingly a traditional 'old Labour' councillor in Sheffield, he is now Home Secretary and a key member of the Labour government. How did this son of a Sheffield steel worker achieve all this? And what motivates him now? Stephen Pollard has had exclusive access to David Blunkett for the past two years. This biography is based on many hours of intimate conversation, covering not only his early life and blindness but also life on the government front bench - and his hopes for the future. As you would expect, Blunkett is both frank and candid in his opinions of his political allies and opponents - and unsparing in his analysis of his own performance. Stephen Pollard has also interviewed more than fifty other people, including two serving cabinet ministers, in his quest to present a complete portrait of this remarkable yet ordinary man. The result is both a revealing account of an intriguing personality and a fascinating look behind the scenes of British political life.