Sonia Purnell is a British author of non-fiction books. She has written for The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. Sonia is known for her lively style of writing and extensive research. She is also a speaker and broadcaster. Sonia lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Sonia Purnell made her debut as an author in 2011 with Just Boris: The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity – an unauthorized biography of Boris Johnson. Below is a list of Sonia Purnell’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Just Boris: The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity (2011)Description / Buy at
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill / First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill (2015)Description / Buy at
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (2019)Description / Buy at
Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures (2019)Description / Buy at

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Sonia Purnell Synopsis: Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition by Sonia Purnell is a biography of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson – or, to most, just “Boris” – the only politician of the age to be regarded in such familiar, even affectionate terms. Uniquely, he combines comedy with erudition, gimlet-eyed focus with jokey self-deprecation, and is a loving family man with a roving eye. He is also a hugely ambitious figure with seemingly no huge ambitions to pursue – other than, perhaps, power itself. In this revealing biography, written from the vantage point of a once close colleague, Sonia Purnell examines how a shy, young boy from a broken home became the UK’s only box-office politician – and most unlikely sex god; how the Etonian product fond of Latin tags became a Man of the People – and why he wanted to be; how the gaffe-prone buffoon charmed Londonders to win the largest personal mandate Britain has ever seen; and how the Johnson family built Britain’s biggest – and blondest – media and political dynasty.

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