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Rachel Trethewey – 4/5 Stars
Read this if you:
· love the Churchills and are looking for more insight into their lives
· want a different depiction of how political families were affected by the war
· enjoy an in-depth look at a family’s growth and change over decades
As Winston’s daughters, the Churchill girls were destined for greatness and they all lived full lives of glamour and tragedy. Set against the backdrop of Winston’s political career, this book sheds light on the roles his daughters played in the war as well as their separate lives of love and success.
My thoughts on the book:
My obsession with Winston Churchill continues! Just when I thought I had viewed his contributions to World War II at total length, this book comes along to explore even more. I’ve read about Mary’s presence at Chequers and her other war work but have yet to come across anything else that focuses on all of the contributions the Churchill women made to the war effort.
I loved reading about the tenacity of these women and their drive to work hard without any handouts or special treatment because of who their father was. I especially liked that this book was written with Churchill’s career details running in the background, almost like it was adding another layer to a story that many people know well. The research and details that went into this book were phenomenal and I felt as though this made it an easy read that felt like historical fiction!