Book Review – The Churchill Sisters

The Churchill Sisters
by Rachel Trethewey

The Churchill Sisters:
The Extraordinary Lives of Winston
and Clementine’s Daughters
by Rachel Trethewey

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Book Description:

Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the Churchill girls – Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary – would have shone. But they were not in another family, they were Churchills, and neither they nor anyone else could ever forget it. From their father – ‘the greatest Englishman’ – to their brother, golden boy Randolph, to their eccentric and exciting cousins, the Mitford Girls, they were surrounded by a clan of larger-than-life characters which often saw them overlooked.

Drawing on previously unpublished family letters from the Churchill archives, The Churchill Sisters brings Winston’s daughters out of the shadows and tells their remarkable stories for the first time. 

My Take:

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

SK Book Review - Churchill Sisters

Very well arranged and researched resource.

As someone who has written countless research papers throughout high school, college, and even during my career, I love a good secondary resource. This book is great for any fan of Winston Churchill and his family or anyone who loves reading about the real lives of some of those larger-than-life individuals in history.

Fascinating read illustrating parenthood, family bonds, politics, and drama.

This is one of those books that draws back the curtain to show the messy behind-the-scenes. While not always hidden or completely secret, the Churchill family spent so much of their lives in the public eye trying to “keep calm and carry on.” Utilizing diaries and other records, the author does a wonderful job shining a light on things not fully known or understood about these individuals and events – all in a respectful manner.

The Final Verdict

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My rating: 4 stars

Would I recommend? Yes

I recommend this book for anyone interested in the Churchill family or seeing behind-the-scenes of historical figures.

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