Without Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife, Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'.
Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the home front earned her deep respect. Now Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union.
Excellent book that gives a great insight into this wonderful and unique woman. While it does touch on Winston's life it is absolutely about Mrs C. Brilliant.
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A fascinating insight into the love filled if exhaustive marriage of Mr and Mrs Churchill. Well worth a listen and never dull!!!!
I loved this book. I have read a lot about Winston Churchill but his wife is a shadowy figure, even at Chartwell but Here she emerges from the shadows, a remarkable figure in her own right who made a huge contribution to the British way of life
I found the narrator much too English aristocratic for my (Cdn) liking. Growing up in Canada, I found it hard to follow the story because is assumed a knowledge of the characters. After plowing through most of it I gave up. There are so many good books out there, why waste my time listening to something I was not enjoying.
This book is an unflinching biography of Clemintine Churchill and, incidentally, of a long marriage's ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. It is beautifully read excepting the chapter where the reader mixes up Austria and Australia. This is one for those interested in modern history.