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Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

Plus: Ignorance on Europe, rubbish on Olympus, political correctness on campus

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly 30 years ago. It wasn’t intended to be anything other than a hobby but thanks to the limitless skills of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, backed by the reach of Netflix, it now spans the globe.

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Michael Dobbs is an author and Conservative peer; his first novel was House of Cards.

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