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The Churchill Secret KBO A story of great human triumph in the life of the much loved Winston Churchill on the fiftieth anniversary of his death is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth

  • Title: The Churchill Secret KBO
  • Author: Jonathan Smith
  • ISBN: 9780349140254
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • A story of great human triumph in the life of the much loved Winston Churchill on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.1953 is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, but less well known is what happened in 10 Downing Street on June 23 With Anthony Eden vying for power, the elderly Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, must mainA story of great human triumph in the life of the much loved Winston Churchill on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.1953 is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, but less well known is what happened in 10 Downing Street on June 23 With Anthony Eden vying for power, the elderly Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, must maintain the confidence of his government, the press and the public However, 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 The Churchill Secret KBO is to be made into a major ITV drama to be broadcast in the UK in autumn 2015.

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    1. On the 23rd June, 1953, Winston Churchill was entertaining guests at Downing Street when he suddenly collapsed. His hopeful successor-in-waiting, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, was in America, having surgery to correct a previously botched operation. At a time when Churchill was supposed to be sailing to Bermuda to meet President Eisenhower for a summit, and the Cold War over-shadowed Europe, England had no leader. This is the story of how Churchill’s inner circle – with the collusion of th [...]

    2. Excellent fictional imagining of the crisis faced by the UK in 1953 when the two most powerful men in the UK were incapacitatedJonathan Smith has utilised the diaries of Churchill’s doctor and private secretary to produce a compelling fly on the wall fictional account of the political and personal machinations created by the simultaneous illness of Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in the summer of 1953. Churchill’s illness was kept secret and didn’ t reach the public domain unt [...]

    3. Jonathan Smith makes the point that there were three important events in 1953: the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the ascent of Everest by Hilary and Tenzing and the recapture of the Ashes in the Fifth Test at The Oval. He goes on to say that this is not to disregard such things as the terrible floods on the east coast of England, which killed over 300 and left 30,000 homeless, and the deaths of Stalin, Kathleen Ferrier and Dylan Thomas. But what was disregarded, chiefly because of the press [...]

    4. Description: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 d [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this charming story by the author of the equally enjoyable Summer in February. This novel offers the reader an intimate peep at a tiny but critical part of the life of Winston Churchill. In 1953 Churchill sustained a stroke which was covered up by the press and his private secretary. He was whisked off to recuperate in the beautiful surroundings of Chartwell where he was cared for by his personal doctor and a young nurse along with his wife Clementine. Amazingly he recuperated e [...]

    6. In 1951, at the age of 75 and already in poor health, Winston Churchill resumed the office of Prime Minister. His Foreign Secretary, generally acknowledged as the Great Man's successor, was Anthony Eden. Though more than twenty years younger than Churchill, Eden's health was similarly fragile as a consequence of slipshod surgery to correct a gall bladder ailment that had actually served to make the problem worse.By the summer of 1953, Eden's health had plummeted further, to the extent that the l [...]

    7. I'm quite puzzled by the good reviews I've read about this book.I bought this book without reading any, thinking it would be a great book, even if partially fiction, about Winston's Churchill's stroke, but in the end, I was quite disappointed by this book.The real problem of this book is how everything is predictable: Winston's wife is worried sick, his doctor is calm and severe, and doesn't get along with the others who are from another social class.The young nurse if, of course, a dedicated yo [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book, especially Winston's dialogue - you could hear his voice in your mind as you read the words. Very skilful writing. If you're after an action-packed, fast-paced book then The Churchill Secret is not for you. If you are in search of a well written, evoking and intelligent 'quick read' of sorts, then I would definitely recommend this book.

    9. I'm probably the wrong audience for this little book. Someone who's mad about Churchill would certainly find it fascinating. Me - not so much. It covers the period in 1953 when Winston Churchill had a stroke and it was kept secret from the public and parliament. By its nature, that was never going to be an exciting story - we spend most of it stuck in Churchill's bedroom as he lies unresponsive. Also, of course, the writer is limited by writing about real people: I felt that although the writer [...]

    10. It was okay, distinctly average I'd say. Well researched and mildly enjoyable. Worth a read? I'm not sure. I learnt more about Churchill which was interesting, but I wasn't thrilled to keep picking it up. 2.5 stars.

    11. This book interested me as I'm interested in the TV production. While I enjoyed the story, I felt it was a little slow moving and flat. It picked up at the end, but I almost gave up on it. I'll still watch the TV production.

    12. Used for a PBS show, this tells the story of the time when Winston Churchill had a slight stroke in 1953 and all the measures taken to keep it a secret and his recovery.

    13. A very compact little page turner based on real events that are not by any standard spectacular but do let the reader into Churchill's inner circle during a period of ill-health. The book relied heavily on diaries written by Churchill's close confidantes so there are times you believe you are reading from their manuscripts. That may be testimony to the authors skill, nonetheless it felt like the narrative thread was very much driven by a real timeline. How much of the book is a fiction as oppose [...]

    14. I got this book after watching the recent PBS Masterpiece Theater film "Churchill's Secret" based on the book. I thought it was well done and hoped to get a bit more depth and insight from the book, but was disappointed. In fact, the film did a better job of fleshing out the characters surrounding Churchill at the time of his stroke, including his children which were barely mentioned in the book. If you didn't catch the film, the book might be a better read.

    15. It's sadness, sadness is horrible feeling it's full of emotions It's a image of conflicts, troubles and problems, it's one big secret. What will happen will churchill die? When he will die? ANd how?What happens really with churchill, how fast does it happen?Many questions a lot of answers, another great work!For the Churchill lovers the best book, ever written so far

    16. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing is smooth and rings true. It is based on true facts which made it all the more interesting. The author has done well in bringing his characters to life. And the ending is powerful.

    17. Glad this was a short book - not enough meat, too narrow a subject perhaps. Story based on what might have happened when Winston Churchill had a stroke in 1953 and how it was covered up.

    18. A very quick read which despite being less than 200 pages long, could have been covered in even fewer pages.

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