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Sarah Helm


Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    A P Watt Ltd  

Sarah Helm has been a journalist for more than twenty years. She was a reporter and feature writer on the Sunday Times before becoming a founding member of the Independent in 1986. She was the Independent's Diplomatic editor and later became the Middle east and then european Correspondent for the same paper. Sarah Helm is the recipient of the British Press award of Specialist Writer of the Year and was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship by the Washington Post.

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I felt I should say congratulations on winning the election but I couldn't find the words. . .there were suddenly three of us in our relationship. In the weeks leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the pressure on the UK government to commit to joining the American cause was escalating. and in one Stockwell household the pressure had completely erased the line between the political and the personal  the home of Laura and her husband Nick. . .TonyBlair's Chief of Staff. With the crisis coming to a head, Nick and Laura struggle to protect their relationship as Nick attempts to guide Tony Blair through one of the greatest controversies of our time.

Loyalty is the debut play from writer And journalist Sarah Helm, opponent of the war And wife of Tony Blair's then Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell. Drawing from her own experience, she has written A uniquely informed fictionalised memoir of what it was like to share A husband with the Prime Minister At key moments in the crisis.

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Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849432092


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a fictionalised memoir

Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 15 Page 815

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