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Boris Johnson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Seventy Two Virgins (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Perils of the Pushy Parents: A Cautionary Tale (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Friends, Voters, Countrymen (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lend Me Your Ears (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Have I Got Views For You (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream of Rome (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life In The Fast Lane (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Economic Benefits of Brexit (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Prime Ministers: 55 Leaders, 55 Authors, 300 Years of History(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Boris Johnson

Before entering politics, Johnson was a journalist and columnist, writing for The Telegraph and The Spectator. His writings soon led to him an instantly recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. His books included the biographic ‘The Dream of Rome’ and the novel ‘Seventy-Two Virgins’.

During his time in office, Johnson was a leader of Brexit and also notably gained attention for his comments on the European Union. He was a key figure in the push for the United Kingdom’s later departure from the union. He was in charge of the country from 2019 to 2022. From his time spent in office he is seen as a highly divisive figure among members of British public.

Early and Personal Life

Boris Johnson, the British writer and politician, is a well-known figure. He was born in 1964 in New York City to Stanley Johnson, an economist, and Charlotte Fawcett, an artist. In 1965, the family relocated to Crouch End in London and then to Washington, D.C, before finally returning to England in 1969.

Johnson and his siblings were homeschooled and encouraged to pursue highbrow activities. He was quiet and studious, with an early ambition to be ‘world king’. In 1973, the family moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Johnson attended the European School and learned French.

In 1975, Johnson and his siblings attended Ashdown House, a preparatory style boarding school located in East Sussex. Here, he developed a love of rugby and excelled at Latin and Ancient Greek. In 1977, he would gain a King’s Scholarship to attend Eton College, the boarding school based near Windsor in Berkshire. He made many wealthy upper-class friends and developed his eccentric English persona that many would come to know him for.

Johnson later read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. He joined the exclusive Bullingdon Club and began a relationship at the time with Allegra Mostyn-Owen, daughter of the chairman of Christie’s Education William Mostyn-Owen. He was elected secretary of the Oxford Union in 1984 and then president in 1986. He was awarded an upper-second-class degree in Classics.

His hobbies include cycling, tennis, and pilates, although he has had to give up running due to knee problems. He continues to write and speak at various different events, making appearances as a recognizable figure and celebrity. He owns a £1.3 million townhouse in London, which he purchased with his then-girlfriend in 2019 and from which he still receives rental income.

Writing Career

Boris Johnson is a writer as well as a politician. He was known for his columns in publications such as The Telegraph and The Spectator, as well as for being the editor of The Spectator for a period of time.

Johnson has authored a number of books, including Friends, Voters, Countrymen (2001), Johnson’s Column (2003), Lend Me Your Ears (2003), Seventy-Two Virgins (2004), Aspire Ever Higher (2006), The Dream of Rome (2006), Have I Got Views For You (2006), Life in the Fast Lane: The Johnson Guide to Cars (2007), The Perils of the Pushy Parents: A Cautionary Tale (2007) and Johnson’s Life of London (2011). He also wrote The Churchill Factor (2014).

The Dream of Rome

In 2006, the political historical non-fiction book ‘The Dream of Rome’ was released, authored by Boris Johnson and published by HarperCollins. This stand-alone book was released on 28 January 2006 and was Johnson’s first book to be published in the genre.

In his book The Dream of Rome, Johnson compares the Ancient Roman Empire to the current European Union, arguing that the EU is too heavily taxed and regulated in contrast to the Roman Empire’s light taxation and regulation. He also comments on the lack of a shared identity between EU member states, and argues that the Roman Empire succeeded in uniting a diverse population through a strong central leader. Johnson believes the EU should take a cue from the Roman Empire and also implement a powerful central force to unite Europe. Dr. Abelardo Rodriguez of the Universidad Iberoamericana and the San Jose Journal of Strategic Security agrees that Johnson’s main issue with the EU is the absence of a strong head of state.

The Churchill Factor

On the 23rd of October in 2014, the British publishing company Hodder & Stoughton released the stand-alone historical non-fiction biography ‘The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History’. Written by Boris Johnson, the biography detailed the life of famous British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson details the leader’s influence and legacy. He discusses Churchill’s character and personality as a leader. Johnson highlighted Churchill’s attitude on the battlefield and his role in aerial bombing, as well as his feelings on war. Churchill was also a famous journalist and orator, taking America into World War II. Ultimately, Johnson breaks down the impression that Churchill left on Britain and the world.

Friends, Voters, Countrymen

In June of 2002, the political non-fiction memoir ‘Friends, Voters, Countrymen: Jottings on the Stump’ was published by HarperCollins. It was a stand-alone book, containing thoughts on the political process at the time.

Johnson had been an observer of the political process for some time before deciding to become an active participant. He ran in the 2001 United Kingdom general election for the seat of Henley, and was successful in his bid. The book documents his journey, from an outsider to a Member of Parliament, looking at the core of the political process.

Seventy-Two Virgins

In September 2004, HarperCollins published the stand-alone political satire ‘Seventy-Two Virgins.’ The work was released to the public in its entirety through the HarperCollins publishing imprint.

The President of the United States had planned to make a visit to the Palace of Westminster. A terrorist of Lebanese origin had the intention to take the President’s life, yet Roger Barlow, a Member of Parliament and avid bicyclist with untidy hair, attempted to prevent the attack from occurring. Barlow wanted to use this as a way to divert attention away from a controversy concerning his involvement with a store named Eulalie that sold lingerie.

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