Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Nicholas Shakespeare


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*** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***`A gripping story of Churchill’s unlikely rise to power’ ObserverLondon, May 1940.

About The Author

Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His books have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Snowleg, The Dancer Upstairs, Secrets of the Sea, Inheritance and Priscilla. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He currently lives in Oxford.

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Weight 362 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 33 mm



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