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No More Champagne encounters Ford Maddox Brown’s ‘Page 99 test’

16th December 2015

“Open the book to page ninety-nine and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you,” wrote Ford Maddox Brown.  David Lough put his book No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money through this test for the book blog kept by Marshall for the Campaign for the American Reader.  Read the result here: No More Champagne and […]

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MP on Iain Dale blog: No More Champagne “essential reading for any politician”

14th December 2015

Iain Dale’s political blog recommends David Lough’s No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money as ‘essential reading for any politician’ in its Christmas books list. For the full text of Keith Simpson’s selections, read http://www.iaindale.com/posts/2015/12/01/keith-simpson-mp-s-christmas-reading-list. Despite shortages pin leading bookshops as they await a reprint, you can still order signed copies for Chrsitmas from the […]

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No More Champagne short-listed for Longman-History Today 2016 Book Prize

10th December 2015

http://www.historytoday.com/paul-lay/longman-history-today-book-prize-2016-shortlist History Today announced today that No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money by David Lough is one of seven books short-isted for the annual Longan-History Today Book Prize of 2016. The prize is awarded for ‘a first or second book’ which ‘will display innovative research and interpretation in its field and will have contributed significantly […]

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The Times chooses No More Champagne among its Books of the year

8th December 2015

The Times has joined The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal in recommending David Lough’s No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money as one its Books of the year. The selection in the newspaper’s Biography list was made by Robbie Millen who wrote: “This is the first book that focuses on his (mainly losing) battle […]

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‘Was Churchill honest?” David Lough at Alderney Literary Festival 2016

2nd December 2015

David Lough, author of No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money (recommended by The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2015) will speak at the opening event of Alderney’s literary festival on Friday 18 March 2015. His title will be: “Was Churchill honest? A perspective through his money”.  https://alderneyliterarytrust.com

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No More Champagne chosen as one of ‘best reads of 2015’ – The Guardian

30th November 2015

No More Champagne has now featured as a ‘best read of 2015’ in The Guardian in addition to The Wall Street Journal, thus covering both ends of the political spectrum! Author William Boyd nominated the book as one of his three picks in The Guardian’s ‘best reads of 2015’ feature of Saturday 28 November. He […]

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No More Champagne tours Sweden

26th November 2015

Autor David Lough is touring Sweden to introduce his book No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money to Swedish readers in a tour organised by the leading Swedish bank Handelsbanken.  After speaking in Stockholm, Sparreholm and Linköping, Lough declared himself astonished by the level of interest in the subject shown by those attending: “The second […]

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No More Champagne heads Wall Street Journal’s Best Biographies 0f 2015

26th November 2015

No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, researched and written by former private banker David Lough, heads The Wall Street Journal‘s ‘Best Biographies of 2015’  category in its feature ‘Books to Give’. The book gives the first full account of Winston Churchill’s struggles with his personal finances throughout his life, even while he was Britain’s […]

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David Lough to speak on Churchill’s finances at Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka

26th November 2015

David Lough is to appear at the Galle literary Festival in Sri Lanka which funds between 13-17 January 2016. His book, No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, features at the top of The Wall Street Journal‘s list of ‘Best Biographies of 2015’ and ‘recasts Churchill’s biography’ according to the same newspaper’s full review.  British reviewers […]

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Authors to compare Churchill and Blair finances at York Literature Festival

18th September 2015

David Lough, author of the recently released book No More Champagne – Churchill and His Money and Francis Becket, lead author of Blair Inc. have each written revelatory books on the finances of two of Britain’s best known prime ministers.  They will appear together at the 2016 York Literature Festival to compare and contrast Churchill and […]

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