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Courage and sorrow

Gordon Brown's new book "Courage" is a response to the death of his first child. He has transformed his suffering into a lesson

By Emran Mian   July 2007

This is the sixth article in a six-piece symposium on Gordon Brown as intellectual. Other articles include: John Lloyd on an intellectual in power Iain McLean on other intellectual prime ministers throughout history Daniel Johnson on Brown the unsophisticated bookworm Geoff Mulgan on the American inspiration behind Brown’s thinking Richard Cockett on the question of Brown’s religious faith Kamran Nazeer on Brown’s book Courage

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Courage: Eight Portraits, by Gordon Brown (Bloomsbury, £16.99) How odd—after ten years in waiting, to bring out a book a few weeks before becoming prime…

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