Johnny Grimond

This diary of a prime minister’s wife offers a front-row seat to the Great War

A review of Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary, 1914–1916: The View from Downing Street, edited by Michael and Eleanor Brock. As you’d expect, the cast of characters is worthy of a Shakespearian history play

British author and socialite Margot Asquith. Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

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