Jennie Lee: A Life by Patricia Hollis

By Patricia Hollis

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1997

First released in 1999, Patricia Hollis's biography of the pioneering Labour MP Jennie Lee (1904-1988) gained either the Wolfson historical past Prize and the Orwell Prize. it's the definitive learn of this impressive girl, her stormy political profession, and her marriage to Aneurin Bevan. In a brand new preface to this variation Hollis provides insights into Lee's lifestyles which emerged next to first book, and in addition attracts on her personal adventure as a Labour Minister from 1997-2005.

'Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are fantastically and albeit explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book.' THES

'Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest.' Gerald Kaufman, day-by-day Telegraph

'What makes it rather interesting is the author's personal first-hand wisdom of politics and of the Labour movement.' TLS

the best political biographies of modern years' Alan Watkins, New Statesman

Literary Awards
The Orwell Prize (1998), Wolfson heritage Prize (1997)

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