Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and author, best known for his House of Cards trilogy.
Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and author, best known for his House of Cards trilogy. Michael Dobbs was born on 14 November 1948 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the son of nurseryman Eric and Eileen Dobbs. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School, Cheshunt Grammar School, and Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating from Oxford in 1971 with a third-class degree in PPE, Dobbs moved to the United States
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Ignoring the jibes of the poker school, he took out a pack of cards and slowly began building the base of a house of cards
Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Collins Sons Co. Ltd, Glasgow. Ignoring the jibes of the poker school, he took out a pack of cards and slowly began building the base of a house of cards. He had never got above six levels before; if he got up to seven now, he would spend the weekend with the WPC and to hell with the consequences. He decided to give Fate a helping hand and reinforced the base with a double layer of cards. It was cheating, of course, but wasn't that what it was all about? He lit a cigarette to calm his nerves, but the smoke only got in his eyes, so he decided on a cup of coffee instead.
From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's .
From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth-Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin-gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS – a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style.
Start reading House of Cards (House of Cards Series Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Michael Dobbs does a terrific job of exploring these questions. Though a work of fiction, House of Cards gives a tantalizing look at the desire to be powerful. Mr. Dobbs, furthermore, describes what can happen to men flawed by weakness and unable to hand the power they wield, or worse are unable to acquire the power and stature they desire and believe they are entitled to have thrust upon them.
Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince . See if your friends have read any of Michael Dobbs's books. House of Cards' was followed by 'To Play the King' in 1992 and 'The Final Cut' in 1994
Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince Charles in 1948 . House of Cards' was followed by 'To Play the King' in 1992 and 'The Final Cut' in 1994. Each of the three novels was adapted by the BBC into a miniseries and, with Ian Richardson playiing a starring role, the trilogy received a combined 14 BAFTA nominations and two BAFTA wins and was voted the 84th Best British Show in History.
Michael Dobbs (14 November 1948) is the author of House of Cards (Novel) book. He would turn this book into a trilogy by creating To play the King (1992) and The Final Cut (1994). He is executive producer for the US version. Categories: House of Cards (UK).
House of Cards is a classic political thriller reinvented for a new generation. e;This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticit. .e; – The Independent. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Cruelty of any kind is unforgivable. That’s why there is no point at all in being cruel in half-measure.
Michael Dobbs has spent many years at the most senior levels of British politics, advising Mrs Thatcher, Cecil Parkinson and many other leading politicians. He worked as a journalist in the United States throughout the Watergate crisis, and after returning to London in 1975 played major roles in the general elections of 1979 and 1983, and was Chief of Staff at Conservative Party headquarters during the 1987 elections. He has a doctorate in defence studies.
House of Cards audiobook written by Michael Dobbs. Narrated by Samuel West. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the unforgettable Francis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs’ No 1 bestselling career. Michael Dobbs’ entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public.