A story of great human triumph in the life of a much loved public figure, KBO: The Churchill Secret is the perfect novel for fans of The King's Speech.
Jonathan Smith was educated in Wales and at St John's College, Cambridge. KBO: The Churchill Secret, his seventh novel, is being adapted into a major ITV drama. An earlier novel, Summer in February, was made into a feature film, starring Dan Stevens and Dominic Cooper.
Smith's ingenious novel guides the reader effortlessly through the corridors of power * Mail on Sunday * Told with elegance and wit * New Statesman * The Churchill Secret KBO will inevitably be compared with The King's Speech when the television adaptation airs in a few months, but it brings a uniquely personal and intimate tone to one of Britain's most famous lives, shining a subtle yet penetrating light on the pain of ageing and the maxim that Churchill lived by, and which gives this fine book its full title: Keep Buggering On -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times * Delightful, funny, heart-warming * Mail on Sunday *