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Cherie celebrates her 30th Wedding Anniversary this spring

March 2010

Cherie celebrates her 30th Wedding Anniversary this spring

March 29th 1980

Cherie celebrates her 30th Wedding Anniversary this spring

30 years on

Cherie celebrates her 30th Wedding Anniversary this spring

Photo by John Swannell

Cherie is celebrating her 30th Wedding Anniversary this month,on 29th March 2010

Tony Blair married Cherie Booth on Saturday 29th March 1980 at St John's college Chapel Oxford, where Tony had been confirmed. It was a day filled with the usual wedding day anxieties as Cherie recalls in her autobiography:
"We had barely finished hemming the bridesmaids dresses when the car arrived. The bridesmaids went frst with my Mum. As the car was my Mums contribution, I'd decided we only needed one - then it could come back and collect me and Uncle Biill who was giving me away. Good idea in principle but Oxford traffic on a Saturday afrernoon is a nightmare. We waited and waited. The wedding was supposed to start at two o'clock but at two the car had ony just arrived back. By the time we reached St Giles I was convinced there would be no one waiting at he altar and a lot of stained faces....I eventuallly arrived at two thirty, by which time the poor trainee organist had been through his entire repetoire and had gone back to the beginning again"
Fortunately the bridegroom had not given up on her and the rest as they say is history!

If you would like to read more of Cherie's story she is offering personally signed copies for sale in support of her Foundation for Women.
You can choose between the hardback and paperback editions of the UK version of the book and specifiy the dedication you would like her to write inside. The prices include postage and packaging and all profits will go directly to the Foundation.
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In 'Speaking for Myself' Cherie Blair paints an intimate portrait of life inside 'the goldfish bowl' in her own words, for the first time. This frank, funny and revealing memoir recounts her journey from a working-class upbringing in Liverpool to an extraordinary life in the spotlight as wife of the Prime Minister.
The self-proclaimed 'over-enthusiastic Scouser' was raised by strong women - her mother and grandmother - and went on to become a world-class QC specialising in women's, employment and human rights.
As the first wife of a Prime Minister to have a serious career and young family, Cherie Blair writes candidly about the joys, privileges and challenges of supporting one of the most influential men in the world.
The memoir offers a personal account of many of the widely-reported events and news stories of recent years, from the joy of the 1997 election victory to the family's exit from Downing Street ten years later.

"Many readers will have formed an opinion of Cherie Blair from newspaper reports over the years. Now, they will read the full story of Cherie Blair's life; in her own words" Little Brown 2008

"An intimate and humorous portrait of a family living in extraordinary circumstances" The Independent.

"I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a book so much." Iain Dale's Blog

For more information about the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women click here