Former SPAD Peter Cardwell’s ‘tell all’ book about life in Westminster officially launched next week

Next week sees the official launch of Co Armagh man Peter Cardwell’s book ‘The Secret LIfe of Special Advisers’ which lifts the lid on the top echelons of government.
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Peter, who worked as a SPAD for several years, wrote the book at parents’ home in Richhill while in Lockdown.

The book is based on Peter’s three-and-a-half-years as a special adviser to four Cabinet Ministers in four departments.

He said: “I hope the book is a fun, frank and honest account of what it’s like to work in Westminster.”

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“The run-up to the release of the book on Tuesday is really very exciting and the culmination of seven months of work not only by me but by my friends, family and colleagues who have read through the manuscript, my editor at Biteback Publishing, Olivia Beattie, and the designers, photographers and printers who have been involved.

“I am also absolutely thrilled that Woods’ SuperValu in Richhill has so kindly agreed to stock and sell the book. I am very grateful to Norman and Jennifer there,” said Peter.

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