Friday, April 11, 2008

Featured book - “Great Hatred, Little Room”

Jonathan Powell
Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland
Bodley Head, 2008, 941.60824 POW

Former diplomat and Blair government insider Jonathan Powell achieved his greatest success when he bought those two positions together. As detailed in his new book, Great Hatred, Little Room, Powell was Blair’s chief representative in the Northern Ireland peace process, where he worked to ensure the success of the Good Friday (Republicans)/Belfast (Unionists) Agreement that eventually led to power-sharing and peace within the province.

Powell will be talking about his time in Northern Ireland, and no doubt Number 10 as well, in a discussion chaired by fellow Blairite and RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor at the RSA on Thursday 17 April at 6pm. Book your place for the lecture here, and email the RSA Library to borrow a copy of Great Hatred, Little Room.

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