Winston Churchill is at the lowest point of his career. He has spent a decade in the wilderness, ignored, reviled, branded a warmonger. The next morning, a despondent Churchill receives a visitor at Chartwell, a BBC journalist named Guy Burgess, and the course of his career turns. This book presents a novel exploring his remarkable journey.
From a bestselling novelist with an unrivalled insight into the workings of power comes a compelling new novel exploring Winston Churchill's remarkable journey from the wilderness to No 10 Downing Street at the beginning of World War II. "Winston's War" is a masterful blending of imagination and compelling fact that places the reader at the right hand of the most momentous events in our history. Saturday 1 October 1938. Winston Churchill has reached his lowest point. Reviled, mocked, accused of being nothing more than a drunken warmonger. Now his arch-rival, Neville Chamberlain, has done a deal with Hitler that destroys everything Churchill has fought for. But the world is about to change. Churchill is visited by a young and unkempt BBC journalist who rebukes him for being defeatist. It proves to be a turning point. Churchill grows to like his young visitor, who rekindles his determination to fight on. What Churchill doesn't know is that the man from the BBC is also a leading Soviet spy. His name is Guy Burgess. Now Michael Dobbs, one of the country's most acclaimed novelists, throws brilliant fresh light upon Churchill's relationship with Burgess.
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'A thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government.' Daily Express 'Dobbs makes of Churchill's wilderness years a cracking good political drama to curl up with. Not least because, controversially, the author presents an insalubrious young Guy Burgess as a key player in the statesman's return to power.' Bookseller -- star choice
About Michael Dobbs
For two decades, Michael Dobbs has been at the right hand of political controversy. He was at Mrs Thatcher's side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and was a key aide to John Major when he was voted out. In between times he was bombed in Brighton, banished from Chequers and blamed for failing to secure a Blair-Major television debate.
Winston's War by Michael Dobbs
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