"A delightful and delicious tribute to Churchill's heroic appetite for wining, dining and politicking" - Ben Macintyre, author of Operation Mincemeat. "What a wonderful repast Cita Stelzer has served us. History as it was consumed: Roosevelt sipping, Stalin gorging, Churchill quaffing - the best (and not so good) cuts and the great vintages are all on the table. Another bottle, please!" William Shawcross Cita Stelzer's delightful book... makes for hugely enjoyable reading, but there is a serious thesis lurking not too far behind the stories... The Churchill industry has been so productive in the decades since his death, and such libraries of books have been published, that an original take on his exceptionally well-documented life might seem impossible. However, with this readable "gastrobiography", Stelzer has succeeded brilliantly in producing one. --Sunday Times A must-read for Churchill connoisseurs, but general readers will find it vastly entertaining too. --Standpoint Acutely revealing --Times Literary Supplement Amusing and unpretentious... [an] entertaining assortment of Churchill anecdotes --Evening Standard 'Nobody could be better qualified to have written this book than Cita Stelzer.' Andrew Roberts
This charming book takes a new approach to the wartime prime minister... Wonderful details bring the leaders alive... The book also brings alive the food of the period... extraordinary --Literary Review
Amusing and unpretentious... [an] entertaining assortment of Churchill anecdotes. --Evening Standard
About the Author
A freelance editor and journalist, and a Research Associate at the Hudson Institute, Cita Stelzer majored in history and went on to work for John Lindsay, Mayor of New York and Governor Hugh Carey. She is currently a reader at the Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, and a member of the Board of the Churchill Centre (UK), and Trustee of Wigmore Hall.