Couldn't rave enough about this biography of the woman who shared Winston Churchill's life and really became his mainstay in all things. This book really fleshes out the life of this beautiful, aristocratic, well-intentioned woman, who nevertheless had real human frailties (for example, difficulty bonding with her own children and life-long insecurities about financial instability that came from a bohemian upbringing with little family money) and who struggled through all, ultimately successfully, to be "useful" to her husband and to her country. Very nicely written, quite informative and, surprisingly, a rather fast read for a book totaling approx. 400 pages. I would say this is among the top best five or so books that I have read in the last year. One of the few books I was really sorry to see end. Very highly recommended.