This book is the autobiography of Nancy Matthews and is a delightful blend of social, colonial and political history combined with amusing anecdotes and incidents in the life of a hard- working Conservative agent in South Yorkshire. Nancy Mattews was born in 1906. In 1924, aged eighteen, she sailed for Africa where she settled, married and had children. After the death of her husband she ran a coffee farm. She later remarried and returned to England. She entered politics after the war and her life as a Conservative Party agent makes fascinating reading, describing as it does the work of an essential, but perhaps little understood figure – the party political agent.
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