The Churchill Secret KBO (Paperback)
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Nineteen-fifty-three is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June. But less well known is what happened in 10 Downing Street on 23 June. With Anthony Eden vying for power, the elderly Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, must maintain the confidence of his government, the press and the public. But after a diplomatic dinner in which he is on typically sparkling form, Churchill's Italian dining companions are rushed out of the building and his doctor called. The Prime Minister has had a stroke.

Churchill is bedbound throughout the summer, and while secrecy agreements have been struck with leading newspaper barons, the potential impact of his health on public life is never far from the minds of his inner circle. With the help of a devoted young nurse and his indomitable wife, Clementine, Churchill gradually recoups his health. But will he be fit enough to represent Britain on the world stage?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349140254
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 173 x 16 mm


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Delightful, funny, heart-warming * Mail on Sunday *
The Churchill Secret KBO will inevitably be compared with The King's Speech when the television adaptation airs in a few months, but it brings a uniquely personal and intimate tone to one of Britain's most famous lives, shining a subtle yet penetrating light on the pain of ageing and the maxim that Churchill lived by, and which gives this fine book its full title: Keep Buggering On -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times *
Told with elegance and wit * New Statesman *
Smith's ingenious novel guides the reader effortlessly through the corridors of power * Mail on Sunday *

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“KBO”

Received a review copy of this book. I was unfamiliar with the author's previous work, so wasn't sure what to expect. Initially I was a little disappointed. In the early stages the writing was somewhat... More

Paperback edition
15th June 2015
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“A Seamless Blending of Fact and Fiction”

Winston Churchill is the most biographed figure in history. With next to nothing left to write about his wartime record, it is not surprising that biographers have turned to Churchill’s pastime and his stroking of a... More

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16th February 2015
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