Choose Your Weapons. Douglas Hurd/ Phoenix, £12.99.
THE former Foreign Secretary gives an insider's view on his former realm of British foreign policy-making and how this vital role and its responsibilities have changed over two centuries.
The role of foreign secretary is one of the great offices of state, with the holder required to lead the nation in matters abroad. But, the differences in approach to pursuing British interests have often caused dilemmas and divided governments.
It's often a very fine line between diplomacy and building alliances and intervention and self-assertion ansd the author gives a fascinating insight into the second most powerful job in British politics.