Description - Clementine Churchill by Mary Soames
Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1977, aged 92. Instantly recognizable as the seemingly serene, cool and detached wife of Winston Churchill, she had none the less shunned publicity throughout her life. In this fully updated, award winning biography, her daughter Mary Soames throws new light on her mother, writing with affection and candour of Clementine's fifty-seven year marriage to Winston, her strongly held political views and a life that spans many of the major events of the twentieth century. lementine Churchill was the perfect wife for Winston. For 75 years she supported him through the triumphs, disasters and tensions that ruled his public and private life. As a young girl she had known the unhappiness that came from ill-matched parents and continual shortage of money, but she had a strength of character and distinction of mind, allied to outstanding good looks, which attracted the young and impetuous Winston Churchill. he early years of her marriage coincided with the heyday of the reforming Liberal government, in which Winston was a leading figure; she was later to describe them as the happiest of her life. Winston was already a Member of Parliament when they
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Author Biography - Mary Soames
Mary Soames is the youngest and only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. She was born in 1922 and brought up at Chartwell in Kent. In 1941, aged eighteen, she joined the ATS and served in mixed anti-aircraft batteries in England and north-west Europe. She accompanied her father as his ADC on several of his wartime overseas journeys. In 1945 she was awarded the MBE (military). In 1947 she married Captain Christopher Soames, Coldstream Guards, later Lord Soames, PC, GCMG, CH. She has also written A Churchill Family Album, The Profligate Duke, Winston Churchill, His Life as a Painter and edited Speaking For Themselves the personal letters between Winston and Clementine Churchill.