Tuesday, December 11, 2012
"The Last Lion - William Spencer Churchill " keeps The Bookman in city carpark
Yesterday afternoon I was driving in to the city and as is my wont was listening to Radio New Zealand National. Jim Mora was interviewing American journalist/ historian/biographer Paul Reid who was asked by William Manchester, in late 2003 and in failing health, to complete this book...... Nine years later and here it is.
I found the interview utterly fascinating and as a result ended up sitting in my car in the Victoria Street carpark for 20 minutes or so as I couldn't pull myself away and had to hear the whole discussion.
Thanks Jim Mora for a most interesting, revealing interview with your generous and articulate guest. Great radio.
I left the carpark and headed straight to Unity Books where I purchased a copy of The Last Lion, an enormous hardcover book of almost 1200 pages. Goodness knows when I will get time to read it but all the reviewers are saying that Paul Reid’s volume is written in the Manchester style, as dramatic and gripping as the first two volumes.
Little, Brown & Co - NZ$65.00