In bed at home in Kent, Winston Churchill is waking up. There's a visitor in the room, someone he hasn't seen for a while, a dark, mute bulk, watching him with tortured concentration. It's MR CHARTWELL. In her terraced house in Battersea,young and vulnerable Esther Hammerhans goes to answer the door to her new lodger and sees a vast silhouette the size of a mattress. It's MR CHARTWELL. A startlingly original debut novel that explores how two unlikely lives collide as MR CHARTWELLs motives are revealed to be far darker and deeper than they seem.