Jack Brown is London Partnerships Director and Lecturer in London Studies at King's College London, and Senior Researcher at the Centre for London.
Jack Brown's writing reflects his background as an academic, with some serious analysis of government and its processes. But the human element is there, too. --The Daily Mail Despite spending most of my waking hours for three years in the building, I learned a great deal I did not know about if from Jack Brown's informative and highly readable new book on this famous constant of British politics. . . . this is a carefully constructed, well researched, and insightful book, which shows how a succession of Prime Ministers and their staff have both shaped Number 10 and been shaped by it. It will be read with great interest and enjoyment by people on both sides of that famous front door. --Conservative History Journal In his eminently readable book No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street, Jack Brown looks at how the building itself has shaped the nerve centre of British government. The author, the first ever researcher-in-residence at No. 10, turns up no sensational political revelations but he brings alive the workings of this extraordinary old house in a way others rarely do. On almost every page there are fascinating insights into the prime ministers and officials who have lived and worked there. . . . This book is full of such gems which make it a delight to read. It will also be an essential guide for all students of politics as to how No.10 really operates. --Civil Service World