Richard S. Grayson is Professor of Twentieth Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Former Director of Policy for the Liberal Democrats, he was Charles Kennedy's principal speechwriter. He lives in Hemel Hempstead, UK.
'Fresh and accessible. Grayson manages to convey with clarity some of the vital issues and writes with one eye on the current mood of cynicism about politics and politicians. An excellent starting-point.' Professor Michael Kenny - Director of the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London 'Combines personal insights with historical and academic context to map out why we should all care about British politics.' Mark Bennister - Teaching Fellow in British Politics, University College London 'A highly readable and informative introduction to British politics since 1945.' James Panton - former Lecturer in Politics, St John's College, University of Oxford