'Richly detailed, elegantly written ... Sebba reveals a passionate outspoken woman'
'This gripping new biography is sharp and intelligent ... An immensely enjoyable book. Her prose is as smooth and elegant as expensive cashmere, it reads like a novel'
'Meticulously researched ... often moving ... Sebba demonstrates, it was as a mother that Jennie grew to excel, an excellence for which she will be remembered'
Sebba's prose is clear, her judgments sensible ... But the real strength of the book is its examination of Jennie's role in shaping the character and career of Winston
Retrieving Jennie Churchill in sparkling three dimensions ... Sebba's biography does much to put flesh on the bones of a subject who has been reduced to a cipher for American brashness
'A wonderful book brimming with the history and atmosphere of Edwardian England'
'A well-judged, endearing biography'
Unsurprisingly, this isn't the first biography of Winston's American mother, but it certainly does her justice, emphasising her insatiable sexuality and greed for life
'Sebba shows his mother was a brilliant and energetic person in her own right ... if you want to learn about the son, then learn about the mother'
'A revelatory depiction of the woman who defied convention and helped shape a nation's political future'