Writing from personal experience - he was a long-standing member of the House of Lords - C.P. Snow probes the dynamics of British privilege and power

Economic storm clouds gather as bad political weather is forecast for the nation. Three elderly peers look on from the sidelines of the House of Lords and wonder if it will mean the end of a certain way of life. Against this background is set a court struggle over a disputed will that escalates into an almighty battle.

The Booker Prize 1974
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C.P. Snow was born in Leicester, England. He started his professional life as a scientist, though writing was always his ultimate ambition.
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