Andrew Roberts

No Friendship at the Top

Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness

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‘Imagine the subject of balloons crops up,’ said the veteran Cabinet secretary Maurice Hankey, illustrating the difference between Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George. ‘Winston, without a blink, will give you a brilliant hour-long lecture on balloons. LG, even if he has never seen you before, will spend an hour finding out anything you know about them.’ According to this well-researched and entertainingly written book, Churchill and Lloyd George were very different people, whose famous friendship only ever mattered to them when they thought it suited them.

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