June 2016. The EU referendum campaign is in full swing. The Tory elite jostles for the leadership. It’s a moment which Julius Caesar would have understood. The possibility of power is in the air. While Boris Johnson and Michael Gove manoeuvred, one senior figure kept quiet. This was Theresa May, who would become the country’s second female prime minister. But what happens to the electorate when a new person assumes power? And what role does chance play in politics?
In his forthcoming Eyewear book, THERESA MAY: A BIOGRAPHY, Christopher Jackson continues where he left off in his bestselling book on Roger Federer, attacking the complexity of modern life with a commitment to what can be learned in history, poetry and philosophy. After you've read this landmark study, you’ll not only know more about the most powerful person in Britain – you'll also be reminded that writing about politics can be literature.
“It is brave of Christopher Jackson to seek to empathize with a figure assailed from all sides – but that is what he has done here. We are at the point in our history where we need to look past Brexit towards the wider meaning of our times – and this thoughtful book manages to do precisely that.” - Gina Miller
Christopher Jackson is the author of six books including The Fragile Democracy (2016) on US politics, and the best-selling Roger Federer: Portrait of an Artist (2017). He was named one of five poets to watch by the Huffington Post in 2013, and longlisted for the National Poetry Prize in 2016; his volume The Gallery was published by the University of Salzburg to critical acclaim in 2013. Jackson is also deputy editor of Spear’s magazine, where his list of interviewees ranges from Andre Agassi and Clive James to Maggi Hambling and Henry Blofeld.