Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill -Sonia Purnell

Even the title, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill (Viking, $30), refuses to bill Clementine Churchill behind her husband. Sonia Purnell’s portrait reintroduces a woman who was honored by three British monarchs and the Soviet Union and whose “extramarital achievements would put present-day government ministers, speechwriters, charity chiefs, ambassadors, activists, spins doctors, MPs and hospital managers to shame.” Backed by extensive research and interviews, Purnell (a journalist who has written for The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail) throws a spotlight on the formidable, opinionated, and intelligent Clementine, her private life and public marriage, her relationships, including a crucial connection with the Roosevelts, and her role in many of Winston Churchill’s key decisions, including his actions during the Second World War.  Lynne Olson, bestselling author in her own right of Citizens of London, may have put it best: “Sonia Purnell has at long last given Clementine Churchill the biography she deserves . . . [And] succeeds at an almost impossible task: providing fresh and thought-provoking insights into Winston Churchill in the course of examining his complicated marriage.”

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ISBN: 9780143128915
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016