Rich Knight

If I Ran the Country

With a long career in factual radio programming and podcasting,  and now working in the role of Commissioning Editor – Factual, BBC Radio 4, Rich Knight is well-placed to write about politics for young readers.

If I Ran the Country starts from the premise that the reader is in a position to run the country and then takes them on a decision-making journey covering the key considerations that any political leader has to face.

Rich joined Nikki Gamble #InTheReadingCorner to delve into some of the themes that underpin the book.



About If I Ran the Country
Congratulations! You’ve just become the leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them.

The good news is you’ve got your hands on this funny, fact-packed book, covering everything you need to know to rule effectively – no matter where in the world you are. But it’s not just about political systems, elections, climate change, justice, and all those other things we hear politicians talking about. You also need to learn how to lead.

With essential life and leadership skills and tips – from teamwork, confidence, and compassion to discovering who you are and what you believe in – If I Ran The Country answers all the questions most often posed by first-time top dogs like you. You’ll be ruling like a pro in no time!

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