Jennie Lee: A Life
New in paperback, this is the compelling biography of Jennie Lee (1904-1988), the beautiful and passionate daughter of a Scottish miner who rose to become a pioneering woman MP. Regarded as one of the finest political biographies of recent years, this book studies a remarkable woman whosestormy political career culminated in her becoming the first Minister for the Arts, and details the moving and intimate story of her marriage to Aneurin Bevan. 'a truly magnificent biography in every sense: a moving portrait of Jennie herself, a most scrupulous painting of the political background, an unchallengable account of Jennie's record as a Minister' Michael Foot 'The best biography that I have read for years. Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest' Gerald Kaufman, Daily Telegraph 'one of the best political biographies of recent years, a small classic of Labour history' New Statesman 'quite excellent' Roy Jenkins 'Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are beautifully and frankly explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book .. . a rounded life of an extraordinary woman that I cannot recommend too highly' THES 'fascinating' Shirley Williams, Times Literary Supplement
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