A stunning epic about treachery in the highest places.


Winston's War


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Winston's War is a masterly blending of imagination and compelling fact that places the reader at the right hand of the most momentous events in our history.

Saturday 1 October, 1938. Two men meet. One is elderly, the other in his twenties. One will become the most revered man of his time, and the other known as the greatest of traitors.

Winston Churchill met Guy Burgess at a moment when the world was about to explode. Now Michael Dobbs throws brilliant fresh light upon Churchill's relationship with the Soviet spy and the twenty months of conspiracy, chance and outright treachery that were to propel Churchill from outcast to messiah.

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Winston's War was nominated for the hugely prestigous International IMPAC Literary Award in 2004,
as well as being shortlisted for Channel 4's Political Book of the Year award.



"A brilliant job." Sunday Express

"An intriguing tale of espionage and treason that charts the increasingly tangled lives of a unique cast. This is a work to enthral." Daily Mail

"The most compelling account of that great parliamentary occasion that I have ever read. And it is made all the more impressive by being, so far as I could see, historically accurate in every respect." Anthony Howard,  The Times

"One of the best pieces of 'faction' you're likely to read." Norman Tebbit, "My Six Best Books" Daily Express.

"Dobbs is a writer who is so subtle, inventive and imaginative that at times you have to remind yourself that you know what happens in the end." Daily Telegraph