'Today, Gordon's words were simple and heartfelt. He promised, as his own school motto said, to do his utmosto. I knew that the same would go for me too. 'We turned to the door, greeting the policeman on duty. We did not need to knock; the door was opened and we walked inside. It was time to play our part in contributing to what happened next in government, with a new life behind the black door.' In this personal memoir about life at Number 10, former first lady Sarah Brown shares the highs and lows of being married to a man who becomes prime minister. If you've ever wondered what it's like to shop with special branch, overcome stomach-churning nerves at your first major charity event or cope with a bad hair day when Carla Bruni's in town, it's all here u from the early days of finding a new role for herself as an international charity campaigner, giving up a successful career in PR to do so, to the challenges of balancing trips to school plays with state visits and supporting the man you love when the country is in financial turmoil. Sarah Brown has will remain an iconic figure for many things: her championing the British Fashion industry, having the most followers on Twitter and those poignant photos of she, Gordon and their boys leaving Number 10. Intimate, reflective, surprising and funny, Behind the Black Door takes us behind the scenes to reveal what it's like to be an ordinary woman, wife and mother in somewhat exceptional circumstances.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2011