Portrait of a politician ruled by his desires

The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George’s Life. By Ffion Hague, Harper Collins, €29.60

12th July, 2008

The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George’s Life. By Ffion Hague, Harper Collins, €29.60

Is Lloyd George - Britain’s last Liberal prime minister and the principal British signatory of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty - destined to be remembered for his sex life and not his good works?

That would be a tremendous pity and is certainly not Ffion Hague’s intention: this doorstopper is brimming with admiration for Lloyd George,...

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