Intimidating, energetic and demanding, Churchill also inspired fierce loyalty. Drawing on oral testimonies and other unpublished sources of numerous secretaries, CS shows what it was like to work for him.
On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand. She was one of the most famous English poets of her day. The story of her life, and the cover-up following her death, is extraordinary.
An inspiring account of the life of the charismatic knight who, fed up with incompetent governance, marched on Westminster and ruled with his revolutionary council for 15 months in 1265 before – predictably – dying in battle.
In this remarkable debut, Bouverie tells the story of the pre-war years of diplomacy, indecision, infighting and political brinkmanship. It is an extraordinary tale of turning deaf ears to the experts who understood what was afoot (our ambassadors in Berlin, for instance, recalled for articulating the unwelcome) and of democracies failing to grapple with the gravest of threats. Bouverie considers the personalities and the pacifist mood of the country with sensitivity and pathos, and much of what he writes has a powerful resonance with the reader in the face of our own complex political upheavals.
We will have Tim talking at Sandoe’s on 1st May – please note that booking is essential. For details see here.