Praise for Club Government: Compelling and detailed.
Praise for Club Government: Seth Thévoz has undertaken the most comprehensive and rational analysis of the part clubs played and how they were enabled to do so. He has demystified some of the aura that Trollope and Disraeli tried to create around clubland.
Praise for Club Government: A fascinating forensic study of the period's networks of power.
Praise for Club Government: Magisterial.
An entertaining glimpse into an anachronistic world
[A] secretive world of arcane rules, unbelievable anecdotes and disreputable behaviour
Praise for Club Government: We are in Seth Thévoz's debt for this splendid book, at once a scholarly work and an insider's account.
Praise for Club Government: Excellent . . . a carefully sourced study . . . It's an easy and educative read from someone who not only researches (and then writes) well, but whose understanding of what drives politicians to do what they do is weaved throughout the book.
A lively and comprehensive study of London clubs ... an entertainingly readable and well-researched glimpse into a world
Praise for Club Government: Skilful presentation as well as uniquely well-informed content.
Praise for Club Government: This definitive study shows how smart London clubs played a crucial role in shaping mid-Victorian politics . . . Presenting a wealth of new evidence, he has produced a tour de force of scholarship.
Praise for Club Government: Dr Thévoz's scholarly and readable book is an outstanding and important contribution to our understanding of politics in nineteenth-century Britain.