In every book about Winston Churchill (and there are many) there is one figure who emerges from the shadows behind the great man. The person is his wife, Clementine, who knew the man, and his exploits, better than anyone. Although Clementine gets more coverage in some books than in others, she is always there in some way. However, being by Churchill’s side as he made history for more than 50 years, you would think there would be more about Clementine out there. Now, in a long over-due biography, Clemmie (as Winston called her) gets the attention she deserves. Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell is the book we have been waiting for to fill in the what’s been missing all these years.

About Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell:

“Late in life, Winston Churchill claimed that victory in the Second World War would have been ‘impossible’ without the woman who stood by his side for fifty-seven turbulent years. Why, then, do we know so little about her? In this landmark biography, a finalist for the Plutarch prize, Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine Churchill her due. Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine Hozier was the target of cruel snobbery. Many wondered why Winston married her, when the prime minister’s daughter was desperate for his attention. Yet their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. ‘You know,’ Winston confided to FDR, “I tell Clemmie everything.’”

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers everywhere.