Published Jan 2010
Soon after the election of the Labour Government in 1997 it seemed obvious that Mo Mowlam was one of its success stories: it was her personality which helped move the peace process in Northern Ireland towards the Good Friday Agreement. Nobody could doubt the political courage of a woman who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour four months before she took office in the Cabinet.
Langdon’s biography traces the remarkable story of Mo Mowlam, revealed by the many people whose lives she has touched over the years. It also shows the way in which New Labour has struggled to handle a politician who is perhaps too popular for her own good.