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All great fun: Mary Churchill dances through the war

11 September 2021

9:00 AM

11 September 2021

9:00 AM

Mary Churchill’s War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill’s Youngest Daughter Emma Soames

Two Roads, pp.416, 20

The famous photographic portrait by Karsh of Winston Churchill as wartime prime minster personifies heroic defiance and grim determination. His daughter Mary’s affectionately intimate and emotionally volatile diaries, depicting the family in close-up during one national crisis after another and in final triumph, are an informal record that perfectly complements Churchill’s own six authoritative volumes of memoirs of the second world war.

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