WorldCat Identities

Purnell, Sonia

Overview
Works: 13 works in 42 publications in 3 languages and 1,943 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA566.9.C48, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sonia Purnell
Clementine : the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities
First Lady : the life and wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to preserve her husband's health during the struggle against Hitler, Sonia presents the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history
Just Boris : the irresistible rise of a political celebrity by Sonia Purnell( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just 'Boris' - the only politician of the age to be regarded in such familiar, even affectionate terms. Uniquely, he combines comedy with erudition, gimleteyed focus with jokey self-deprecation, and is a loving family man with a roving eye. He is also a hugely ambitious figure with seemingly no huge ambitions to pursue - other than, perhaps, power itself. One of the most private men in public life, we all know of Boris, but so few can truly claim to know him. He invites attention, but has evaded scrutiny. Now, from the vantage point of a once close colleague, Sonia Purnell charts his remarkable rise and offers the first forensic account of just how he did it. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Boris's friends, rivals, admirers and enemies, this revealing biography examines how a shy, young boy from a broken home grew up to be ou r only box-office politician - and most unlikely sex god; how the Etonian product fond of Latin tags became a Man of the People - and why he wanted to be; how the gaffe-prone buffoon charmed Londoners to win the largest personal mandate Britain has ever seen; and how the Johnson family has built our biggest - not to mention blondest - media and political dynasty. At times, allegations of infidelity, journalistic chicanery, rivalries with fellow Tories and scandal at City Hall have threatened to upset his rise, but still it continues. With his unruly mop of hair, trusty bicycle and the surest of popular touches, he remains a Teflon-coated breed apart - but for how long?"--Publisher's description
Clementine : the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities
The irresistible rise of a political celebrity by Sonia Purnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First lady : the life and wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'. Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the Home Front earned her deep respect. Now Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union
The life and wars of Clementine Churchill : the life and wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to preserve her husband's health during the struggle against Hitler, Sonia Purnell presents the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history
Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ett mycket läsvärt porträtt av en av den moderna historiens viktigaste kvinnor. Vilken var Winston Churchills mest lysande prestation i livet? Enligt honom själv var det att gifta sig med den smarta, fantastiska men komplicerade kvinnan Clementine Churchill. Efter kriget medgav Winston att hustrun hade gjort mitt liv och allt mitt arbete möjligt. Clementine var sin makes klippa och närmaste förtrogna. Hon utövade ett enormt inflytande över Winston och även hans regering ett inflytande som för moderna ögon ter sig närmast opassande. Men hennes förmåga att charma Storbritanniens allierade och hennes humanitära insatser på hemmaplan ingav djup respekt hos omgivningen. Sonia Purnell har skrivit ett mycket läsvärt porträtt av en av den moderna historiens viktigaste kvinnor. Vi får en fascinerande inblick i Clementine Churchills politiska betydelse, men även en nära skildring av hennes svåra och stundtals tragiska privatliv från den stökiga uppväxten till familjelivet med Winston. [Publit]
MAY 2017 BOOK CLUB by Sonia Purnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities
Clementine by Sonia Purnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clementine : the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events, and her controversial family priorities
Pedal Power by Sonia Purnell( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Just Boris, the acclaimed and controversial new biography of Boris Johnson, comes a short polemical investigation into the London Mayor's much-vaunted Cycling Revolution. When Boris campaigned in the mayoral election of 2008 he rarely turned up to a photo-call without his trusty bike. His promise was to turn London into the greatest two-wheeled city on earth, where as many people commuted by bicycle as had done a century before. But after much fanfare, and millions spent on?Super Highways' and?Boris Bikes', it appears he has turned his back on cyclists in favour of the g
 
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Languages
English (36)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (2)