A freelance editor and journalist, Cita Stelzer majored in history and went on to work for John Lindsay, mayor of New York and Governor Hugh Carey. She is currently a reader at Churchill College, Cambridge; and a director of the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum.
"What a wonderful repast Cita Stelzer has served us. History as it was consumed: Roosevelt sipping, Stalin gorging, Churchill quaffing - the best (and not so good) cuts and the great vintages are all on the table. Another bottle, please!" William Shawcross "A delightful and delicious tribute to Churchill's heroic appetite for wining, dining and politicking" Ben Macintyre, author of Operation Mincemeat. "Cita Stelzer's delightful book... makes for hugely enjoyable reading, but there is a serious thesis lurking not too far behind the stories... The Churchill industry has been so productive in the decades since his death, and such libraries of books have been published, that an original take on his exceptionally well-documented life might seem impossible. However, with this readable "gastrobiography", Stelzer has succeeded brilliantly in producing one." Sunday Times "A must-read for Churchill connoisseurs, but general readers will find it vastly entertaining too." Standpoint "Acutely revealing" Times Literary Supplement "Amusing and unpretentious... [an] entertaining assortment of Churchill anecdotes" Evening Standard "Acutely revealing" Times Literary Supplement "There's much to enjoy in this book" - History Today