MC:P2/14 Papers on Dodds-Parker’s Books
After his retirement from active politics, Dodds-Parker devoted much of the 1970s to writing his memoirs. From his work at this time, he published two books, Setting Europe Ablaze (1983) and Political Eunuch (1986), which cover respectively his experience in the Second World War and in politics. He also planned a third book, called Last Laugh, to be published posthumously, but this was never completed.
The drafts of his two published books here have an additional interest in that each of them was formally vetted by the Cabinet Office before publication, and therefore include details which were omitted from the final version.
The papers in this section have been divided into the following series:
MC:P2/14/1MS Notes and Drafts for Setting Europe Ablaze
MC:P2/14/1C Correspondence on Setting Europe Ablaze
MC:P2/14/2MS Notes and Drafts for Political Eunuch
MC:P2/14/2C Correspondence on Political Eunuch
MC:P2/14/3MS Material for Last Laugh (never published)
MC:P2/14/4MS Other Autobiographical material
Return here to the introduction to this section of the catalogue.