Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

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By (author) Anne Sebba, Read by Joanna David

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  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 138mm x 36mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Rearsby
  • ISBN 10: 1407423770
  • ISBN 13: 9781407423777
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 562,782

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After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'. Yet, in many ways, Jennie was deeply loyal to her husband. When he was dying of syphilis she took him on a round-the-world trip to conceal his violence and mania. He returned in a straitjacket with only weeks to live. After Randolph's death her great project became her son, Winston...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

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"What a woman, what a life, what a book." Sue Arnold, The Guardian (audiobook review)"