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An Unsung 20th Century Power Player, Pamela Harriman

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Just days after publication, join CLS in partnership with the Royal Oak Foundation to welcome UK-based Sonia Purnell, bestselling author and journalist, for her latest book, Kingmaker, an electrifying re-examination and eye-popping tale of the money, politics, and fabulous clothes of Pamela Harriman, one of the 20th century’s greatest unsung power players. Known for her lively writing style and meticulous research on important historical figures, Purnell reveals a wealth of fresh research, interviews and newly discovered sources that unveil for the first time, the spectacular story and true legacy of Churchill’s beloved daughter-in-law and the indelible mark she left on the world today.

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About the Book

About Sonia Purnell

Sonia Purnell is a journalist and bestselling author known for her lively writing style and meticulous research with a growing readership across the world. Her first book – the unauthorised biography of Boris Johnson called Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition – was long listed for the Orwell prize in 2011. Her second book, First Lady in the UK and Clementine in the US, (a finalist for the Plutarch prize) revealed for the first time the vital role played in Winston Churchill’s career by his wife Clementine and has been optioned to be made into a Hollywood movie. Her new work, A Woman of No Importance, is the astonishing but true-life tale of a female spy in WWII, Virginia Hall, a young American socialite with a wooden leg, who helped fan the flames of French Resistance. It will be published in March in the UK and elsewhere in April and the rights have already been sold to Paramount for a major film starring Daisy Ridley.

Sonia Purnell’s work is ‘brilliant’ (The Independent), and ‘indispensable’ (The Guardian) because ‘she dares to speak truth unto power’. The Wall Street Journal described her biography of Clementine Churchill as ‘a fine book’ and an ‘astute and pacey’ account, while the New York Times described her work as ‘engrossing’ and the Daily Telegraph as ‘admirable’.

She has written for most national newspapers in the UK, several prestigious publications in other countries including the Wall Street Journal in the US, and lives in London with her husband and two sons.