Praise for The Spicer Diaries
"Only an informed citizen can explain a strange country, and Michael Spicer treats us to an expert's view not just of the intrigues and rivalries and hilarities of the Thatcher years, but of that more than strange and endlessly fascinating country called Parliament." —Julian Fellowes
"Perfectly turned, often witty, and revealing of three significant chapters in the recent history of the Conservative Party." —The Sunday Telegraph
"A very useful addition to the . . . collection of parliamentary personal records . . . Gives a personal view of Thatcher." —Total Politics
"These are the memoirs of a man who, in a glittering parliamentary career spanning nearly four decades, has waaves farewell to the curmudgeonly Heath, helped preserve the modesty of Margaret Thatcher, and cheered in the dawn of Cameron. Michael Spicer is the sort of politician who helps brings a fresh shine to the concept of public service. These diaries are filled with it, insight, and honesty."
"We have known Michael Spcier as an independent voice, an effective parliamentarian, a loyal friend, and a formidable foe. Here he reveals himself too as a writer and diarist of consummate skill. Charm, truth, and humour shine through. This is a rare gem of a political diary."