Mary Churchill S War

Author: Emma Soames
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529341531
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'I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person's life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresting as a record of my life - or rather the life of a girl in her youth, upon whom life has shone very brightly, who has had every opportunity of education, interest, travel and pleasure and excitement, and who at the beginning of this war found herself on the threshold of womanhood' In 1939 seventeen-year-old Mary found herself in an extraordinary position at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of the Second World War and her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty; within months he would be Prime Minister. The young Mary Churchill was uniquely placed to observe this remarkable historical moment, and her diaries -- most of which have never been published -- provide a front-row view of the great events of war, as well as exchanges and intimate moments with her father. But they also capture what it was like to be a young woman during wartime. An impulsive and spirited writer, full of coming-of-age self-consciousness and joie de vivre, Mary's diaries are untrammelled by hindsight or self-censorship or nostalgia. From aid raid sirens at 10 Downing Street to seeing action with the ATS, from cocktail parties with presidents and royals to accompanying her father on key diplomatic trips, Mary's wartime diaries are full of colour, rich in historical insight, and a charming and intimate portrait of life alongside Winston Churchill. Compiled and edited by Mary's daughter, Emma Soames, in collaboration with The Churchill Archives Centre.
Mary Churchill's War
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Emma Soames
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person's life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresting as a record of my life - or rather the life of
Winston and Clementine
Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: Mary Soames
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Letters offer an intimate portrait of a remarkable partnership
Clementine Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 621
Authors: Mary Soames
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Churchills' youngest daughter recounts her mother's early life and her fifty-seven-year marriage to Winston Churchill, drawing on their letters to chronicle their private and public lives, in an updated biography. Winner of the Wolfson Prize. Reprint.
The Churchills: In Love and War
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Mary S. Lovell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-14 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Portrays the ambitious, impulsive, brave and arrogant English family that gave the world Winston Churchill, describing generations of ancestors who were recklessly wasteful womanizers but also triumphant military leaders all saddled with the upkeep of the family palace, Blenheim. 50,000 first printing.
A Daughter's Tale
Language: en
Pages: 524
Authors: Mary Soames
Categories: Children of prime ministers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-01 - Publisher: Random House

At ninety years old, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. A Daughterâe(tm)s Tale follows her early life from an idyllic childhood in her own âe~Garden of Edenâe(tm) at Chartwell to her ATS service in mixed anti-aircraft batteries during the war. With glimpses into her