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Jennie Lee: a life

Jennie Lee: a life

Hollis, Patricia

The passionate daughter of a Scottish miner, Lee was a fierce political dissenter who married Nye Bevan on the rebound of an unhappy affair. She was also an MP in her own right, the first Minister for the Arts, and the founder of the Open University

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
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Statement of responsibility: Patricia Hollis
ISBN: 0192881051, 9780192881052
Note: Originally published: 1997.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 438-446) and index.
Physical Description: xv, 459p., [16]p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Lee, Jennie; Women politicians Great Britain Biography.; Lee, Jennie, 1904-; Politicians Great Britain Biography.; Politicians' spouses Great Britain Biography.; Biography

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New in paperback, this is the compelling biography of Jennie Lee (1904-1988), the beautiful and passionate daughter of a Scottish miner who rose to become a pioneering woman MP. Regarded as one of the finest political biographies of recent years, this book studies a remarkable woman whose stormy political career culminated in her becoming the first Minister for the Arts, and details the moving and intimate story of her marriage to Aneurin Bevan.

'a truly magnificent biography in every sense: a moving portrait of Jennie herself, a most scrupulous painting of the political background, an unchallengable account of Jennie's record as a Minister'

Michael Foot

'The best biography that I have read for years. Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest'

Gerald Kaufman, Daily Telegraph

'one of the best political biographies of recent years, a small classic of Labour history'

New Statesman

'quite excellent' Roy Jenkins

'Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are beautifully and frankly explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book .. . a rounded life of an extraordinary woman that I cannot recommend too highly'

THES

'fascinating'

Shirley Williams, Times Literary Supplement

Reviews

a truly magnificent biography in every sense: a moving portrait of Jennie herself, a most scrupulous painting of the political background, an unchallengable account of Jennie's record as a Minister
Michael Foot||The best biography that I have read for years. Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest
Gerald Kaufman, Daily Telegraph||Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are beautifully and frankly explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book ... a rounded life of an extraordinary woman that I cannot recommend too highly
THES