Blair memoirs set to net him a five million pound bounty

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London, Mar 5(ANI): British Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to rake in up to five million pounds by publishing his memoirs of his stint in 10 Downing Street.

The 25 pound book, 'The Journey', will be published in September and claims to be a 'frank, open and revealing' account of the former Prime Minister's time in power.

It is also predicted to be the biggest-selling political autobiography despite Blair's increasingly tarnished reputation.

He will embark on an international publicity tour to promote the book, which will be launched in the run-up to Labour's post-election conference this September.

The book's publication, and hefty price tag, has also led to accusations that Blair is yet again using his time as Prime Minister to make more money.

Tory MP Nigel Evans said: "This book should really be called The Journey To The Bank. There has never been a politician more dedicated to filling his own coffers than Tony Blair."

Political commentator Iain Dale, publisher of Total Politics magazine, described the cover of the book as "truly dreadful" and more fitting for a "has been soap star".

"My first thought was to wonder if it's being sponsored by Lloyds Bank. If I had been Prime Minister for 10 years I think I might want a cover for my memoirs, which exuded just a tad more gravitas. The open necked 'I'm a normal kinda guy' look doesn't work on a political memoir," The Daily Express quoted Dale, as saying.

According to reports, Blair had signed the multi-million deal with publishing group Random House almost three years ago. (ANI)

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