David Lough is the author of No More Champagne, a much-praised study of Winston Churchill's finances. David studied history at Oxford and later founded a business that advises families on investments, tax affairs and inheritance planning.
'Anyone who has been a parent, or, indeed, a wayward child, will relish the charming normality of Jennie Churchill's cajoling of her son Winston during his school and early Army days in this revealing collection of letters between her and Winston ... This sparkling volume will be devoured by all who revere Churchill' Daily Mail. 'The great joy of this book is to track [Churchill's] transition at about 22 from an aimless and untalented youth to a mature man' Church Times, Books of the Year. 'Rifle through 40 years of intimate letters between Churchill and his mother, the American-born British socialite Lady Randolph Churchill' Britain. 'This entertaining and illuminating collection, which could be read at a gallop or at leisure. As a whole, it is a deeply moving account ... These letters [are] edited and annotated with an admirable light touch by David Lough' Literary Review. 'By producing a book containing their correspondence stretching over 40 years until Jennie's death in 1921, Lough paints a more rounded picture of a loving mother-son relationship and what he describes as the curious mind of Winston Churchill' Sunday Independent (Dublin). 'This collection of letters is fascinating ... they shine a piercing light on the man, informed as they inevitably are by benefit of hindsight. And there is no better guide than David Lough, who provides linking commentaries and context to the hundreds of letters, so that the whole volume acts as a king of hybrid biography/autobiography of the first half of Churchill's life ... This superb exchange of letters allows us some real understanding of this unique relationship' New Statesman. 'Fascinating correspondence' Daily Telegraph. 'A significant addition to the Churchill canon' Oxford Times.