Boris Johnson - Friends, Voters, Countrymen

I finished Boris Johnsons Friends, Voters, Countrymen during the car journey to London. It’s the story of his route to parliment, starting from his election defeat in 1992 and covering his campaign to be selected and then elected in 1997.

Despite it essentially being a book about politics Johnson managed to keep the book from being dry and stuffy. His discussion of his personal beliefs take a back seat to anecdotes on events that happened during his campaign, frequently focusing on the humourous stories which are usually ones in which Johnson puts his foot in it.

The book is pretty accessible for the most part, I suppose some people could struggle with some of the more politcky sections, but these are generally short and it doesn’t harm the narrative if they’re skipped.

This book is definetly worth the £6 or so it costs from Amazon