The Last Diaries, In and Out of the Wilderness (Signed copy)
The third volume of Alan Clark's diaries, signed by his widow, Jane
First edition, first impression hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, xxi , 405pp.
Signed and dedicated by Alan Clark's widow, Jane, to the title page.
The third volume of Alan Clark's diaries begins in 1991 with him contemplating quitting as an MP. Life at Saltwood Castle, his home, hangs heavy; then comes the Scott inquiry and the Matrix Churchill affair. Publication of the first volume of the Diaries leads 'the coven', a family of former girlfriends, to sell their story to the News of the World. It then follows his attempt to return to Westminster, an affair that threatens his marriage, and closes with the tragedy of his final months when he is diagnosed with a brain tumour, he kept his diary until he could no longer focus on the page.
A very good copy with a little rubbing to the dustwrapper's edges.