Announcement of New Publication pending 1st December 2017

'Forty Shades of Blue: - Factionalism and Divisions in the Post-War British Conservative Party from Churchill to Cameron'.

Book Cover

Author - Vincent McKee
Publishers: Takahe (Coventry)
ISBN 978-1-908837-08-0
Price : print copy - £13.95 360pp  Kindle copy - £6.99

Date for launch - Friday 1st December, 2017 - 1.00 pm
Venue: Cardinal Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral, London.
Chair of launch: Professor David Marsland, Emeritus, Brunel University, West London
Available: Light refreshments (complimentary). Strictly a non-alcoholic event
Admission by invitation only.

Special Guest to address launch meeting:- prize-winning author and broadcaster, Lord/Professor Peter Hennessy

An invaluable guide to the turbulent history of the post war British Tories under a succession of leaders. This book has been meticulously researched with access to numerous primary sources and documents, plus a string of interviews with leading Tory figures from right and left including Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Heseltine, Norman Tebbit, Stephen Dorrell, the late Teresa Gorman, Peter Temple-Morris, William Cash, the late Reginald Prentice and many others. The author brings his 20 years of academic research on British intra-party factionalism to a healthy peak with a published work that has been long in coming, and, hopefully, will have been worth the wait!


  1. Lagan will accept orders for advance copies with payment - either by cheque or bankers draft made to Lagan Writing Services.
  2. Book will be available from Amazon and at selective reading outlets after publication.
  3. A limited supply of hard copies shall be available at the launch.
  4. It is anticipated that several distinguished guests will be present from the academic and political world.

Administrator : Miss Siobhan Fitzpatrick, B.Sc (Hons) PGCE (Queens University, Belfast).