THE Isle of Wight features prominently in a definitive new anthology of Sir Winston's Churchill's footsteps through locations across Britain and Ireland.

Somerset based author Peter Clark's new release, Churchill's Britain: from the Antrim Coast to the Isle of Wight, takes readers on a geographical journey through the wartime Prime Minister's life.

More than half a century after his death, the most significant British statesman of the twentieth century continues to prove a fascinating subject.

The book takes readers from the site of Churchill's father’s marriage proposal to his American wife on the Isle of Wight and his grave in a country churchyard in Oxfordshire.

Each of the eight regions featured in the United Kingdom is introduced with a map and the book can be dipped into, consulted by a traveller, or read straight through.

For Churchill himself, holidays included summer stays in Ventnor with his brother Jack.

During the Second World War, Churchill was pressed about his earliest memories and replied simply: “I love Ventnor.”