Christmas Musings 2018: Sir Winston Churchill

One might think nothing more could be written about Sir Winston Churchill but these biographies show that there is still much to discover. Newly-released papers, private diaries and letters inspired these three brilliant biographies.

CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY
Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts’ new biography re-interprets the events of Churchill’s life, exposing his flaws and explaining his genius. He has used papers not available to previous biographers and is the first Churchill biographer to be granted access to the private diaries of King George VI. Stupendous.
£30 Hardback

CHURCHILL: THE STATESMAN AS ARTIST
David Cannadine
This is, surprisingly, the first book to gather together Winston Churchill’s thoughts on art and his contemporaries’ views on him as an artist. The essays by Augustus John and John Rothenstein, Winston Churchill’s address to the Royal Academy and an introduction by David Cannadine himself are accompanied by full-colour reproductions of the paintings.
£25 Hardback

DARLING WINSTON
David Lough
In the forty years between Winston’s sixth birthday and his mother’s death, the two exchanged over a thousand letters. At least three-quarters of these survive and although some have appeared in biographies, they have never before been published as a virtually uninterrupted correspondence. These intimate letters show the close bond between mother and son.
£30 Hardback

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