'Playing by the Book': Success and Failure in John Major's Approach to Prime Ministerial Media Management

@article{Bale2001PlayingBT,
  title={'Playing by the Book': Success and Failure in John Major's Approach to Prime Ministerial Media Management},
  author={Tim Bale and Karen B. Sanders},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={110 - 93}
}
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