Articles tagged Books:

My Top Ten Books of 2020

  • 26 Dec 2020

I've probably read fewer books this year than ever before, which is odd when you think about the circumstances. I've got piles of unread books I've bought on my bedroom floor. I've read three books in the last few days, so I'm beginning to pick up the pace. Two of them feature...

Ten Books To Get You Through Coronavirus

  • 25 Mar 2020

The Fog by James Herbert This book taught me more about sex than any other. It's a horror story about a fog which causes people to do, well, some "interesting" things. I'll never forget the gym scene! Power Trip by Damian McBride In the top 5 of the 600 books ...

Book Update: Publication Date of WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG Delayed Until August

  • 20 Mar 2020

As many of you will know, I have a book coming out this year, all about the decline in public discourse. I learned yesterday that the publishers, HarperCollins, have decided to postpone publication from 28 May to 6 August. I wholly understand (and support) the decision. Eve...

The BBC Must Redefine its Mission & Get on the Front Foot

  • 9 Mar 2020

About a month ago I was asked to contribute to an instant new book on the future of the BBC. Last week it was published by Bite-Sized Books as an eBook and £6.99 paperback, under the title Is the BBC Peril? Does it Deserve to be? Other contributors include John Simpson, Gillia...

Announcing my new Book: Why Can't We All Just Get Along

  • 30 Jul 2019

I'm really excited to tell you that today HarperCollins is announcing they have signed me up to write a new book, for publication in June 2020. It's called WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG: HOW TO DISAGREE WITHOUT LOSING FRIENDS. It's all about the decline in public discourse, ...

Keith Simpson's Summer 2019 Reading List

  • 10 Jul 2019

By Keith Simpson MP We live in a time without precedent with all the old political certainties challenged and the reputation of politicians at an all time low.  Exhausted by Brexit and the failure to deliver MPs are nervous and skittish with the Conservatives electing a new...

Latest Book Club Podcast: The Joan Rivers Interview

  • 4 Jan 2019

Boy have I got a treat for you. As you know, every week I interview someone with a new book out for the Iain Dale Book Club podcast. Well, sometimes we pull one out of the LBC archive, and that's what we've done this week. Back in October 2012 I interviewed the wonderfu...

My Top Ten Books of 2018

  • 11 Dec 2018

2018 hasn't exactly been a bumper year for the kind of books I like to read. I should explain that I mostly like to read political memoirs, biographies and diaries, with the odd football book thrown in for good measure. I hardly read fiction at all, which is something I want t...

Keith Simpson's Christmas 2018 Reading List For His Fellow MPs (And You!)

  • 5 Dec 2018

This guide to interesting books published this autumn has been compiled at a time of great crisis over the future of the Brexit agreement, the ability of the Prime Minister to continue and a Parliament and nation divided. Thirty years ago the late Julian Critchley, MP for Ald...

Watch: Video Interview with James O'Brien

  • 5 Dec 2018

This is the full video version of my ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcast with my colleague James O’Brien. We talk about his book HOW TO BE RIGHT, which has climbed to number five in the Sunday Times bestseller charts. It’s 55 minutes long.