Winston and Celementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills The Personal Letters of the Churchills (Paperback)
From WSC 12 Bolton Street, W.|16 April 1908: I am back here for a night and a day in order to 'kiss hands' on appointment, & I seize this fleeting hour of leisure to write & tell you how much I liked our long talk on Sunday, and what a comfort & pleasure it was to me to meet a girl with so much intellectual quality & such strong reserves of noble sentiment. (from the first line)
|A fascinating read of more than eight hundred intimate letters of the Churchills. "Beautifully edited...Winston and Clementine not only illuminates the couple's ardent and playful lifelong love but also offers a sweeping yet accessible view of British politics in the twentieth century" (Washington Post Book World). "This vast correspondence... is a tribute to enduring love" (The New Yorker). "These are letters of love, and remind us how lovable Churchill was" (Noel Annan, New York Review of Books).|
From the Publisher:
Winston and Clementine Churchill wrote to each other constantly throughout the fifty-seven years of their life together, from the passionate and charming exchanges of their courtship until the year before Winston's death in 1965. Their letters provide rare and revealing insights into both the great political and social events of a turbulent century and the intimate world of an extraordinary partnership. Mary Soames, the only surviving child of this remarkable couple, has brought her parents to life as no biographer could. In moving detail we hear of Churchill's dramatic career and his final, deeply felt reflections on the fading of his enormous powers. And we hear Clementine, responding with her love and advice, and her belief in his destiny. Bringing these letters together for the first time, WINSTON AND CLEMENTIME is a surprising portrait of one of history's most significant figures.