Events

Leo McKinstry – Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorset

October 17, 2019

10:30am

Throughout history there have been many long-running rivalries between party leaders, but never a connection like that between Churchill and Attlee. Brought together in the epoch-making circumstances of the Second World War, they forged a partnership that transcended party lines for five years.

If Churchill was the giant of the war, Attlee was the hero of the peace. In a sense they represented the best of the English character: Churchill the martial spirit and courageous determination; Attlee decency, stoicism, fair play and an aversion to show.

Leo McKinstry will discuss his ground-breaking book in conversation with DLF co founder and director, Paul Atterbury, revealing a host of new insights into two of the most compelling leaders of the mid-twentieth century, and a gripping narrative of one of the most dramatic and inspiring eras in modern British history.

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Location

Town Hall, High St East, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF