Ferdinand Mount: Harold Macmillan
8 September 2011
Show More Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by D.R. Thorpe.
Pimlico, 887 pp., £16.99, September 2011, 978 1 84413 541 7Show More
The Macmillan Diaries Vol. II: Prime Minister and After 1957-66 edited by Peter Catterall.
Macmillan, 758 pp., £40, May 2011, 978 1 4050 4721 0Show More
“... a sofa. And so all the agony that Macmillan had poured out to him was on tape, and Boothby played it back to his new wife, Wanda, when she came in, with tears running down his face. This is how D.R.Thorpe tells the story, eloquently and elegantly, as he does everything in this exemplary biography, which complements if it does not entirely supplant Alistair Horne’s two-volume official Life; Horne is ...”