"a multi-volume biography of Winston Churchill and Tony Benn's diaries"

 Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was, of course, the famous and rather colourful Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Whilst fending off the forces of fascism he also had time to come up with a good number of witty off-the-cuff remarks such as "it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

Tony Benn (born 1925) is a left-wing Labour politician, formerly an MP and currently the leader of the Stop the War Coalition. His diaries, documenting his life at the heart of the British political system, have been published regularly: eight volumes are currently available.