R.W. Johnson: Macmillan and the Guardsmen
7 October 2004
Show More The Guardsmen: Harold Macmillan, Three Friends and the World They Made by Simon Ball.
HarperCollins, 456 pp., £25, May 2004, 0 00 257110 2Show More
“... His idyll was brought to a thunderous halt by his father’s death, struck down by a cricket ball. Cranborne, for his part, was a Cecil. His grandfather, Lord Salisbury, had, while prime minister, made his son Jim (Cranborne’s father) a minister – a piece of nepotism no other family would have contemplated. Cranborne was a lazy, hopeless student at ...”