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Clarissa Eden


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Clarissa combined youth and beauty with the glamour of Anthony Eden's name and the Churchill legend. Hers is a singular and hitherto untold story.

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Clarissa Eden was born Clarissa Churchil in 1920 and married Sir Anthony Eden in 1952, becoming a Prime Minister's wife in 1955.Previous titles:Clarissa Eden: None.Cate Haste: Nazi Women (PB Dec 02);Rules of Desire (Bfmt Nov 02)


Clarissa has a ready wit and a deliciously dry sense of humour. - DAILY MAIL - Virginia Roundinga riveting account of London in the 1940s and 1950s - intelligent, wry and sharp. Her memoirs will become an important historical document... - LITERARY REVIEW - Jane Ridleythe point of this book is its personal portrait of an extraordinary woman, fiercely independent since childhood... makes for lively reading. - THE SPECTATOR - Raymond Carra tantalising memoir, with sharp observations and anecdotes, seldom cutting and never downright rude... one is left wishing for more... - THE INDEPENDENT - Ivan FallonHer character bounds off every page - wry, steely, inscrutable - THE TIMES - Ed Smithmore like a character from a novel than a real person... she might have been invented by Evelyn Waugh... - DAILY TELEGRAPH - Dominic SandbrookAs a piece of social history it is a delight, but it is more than that' brought together with charm and clarity, creating a picture of a world now gone that sometimes appals but mostly enchants. - MAIL ON SUNDAY - Norma MajorThe book's importance lies in its myriad insights into the personalities of many of the most important artistic, social, literary, political and cultural figures of the mid-20th century' significant work of social and cultural history - THE SCOTSMAN - Andrew Roberts

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