Darling Winston: Forty Years of Letters Between Churchill and his Mother
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room
£6.50 - £12.50
Author and Churchill expert David Lough speaks at the place of the wartime leader’s birth about his new collection of letters between Sir Winston and his American mother Jennie Jerome.
The book brings together for the first time a 40-year prolific correspondence between the two. Some of the letters appear in print for the first time. The two began writing in 1881 when Churchill was six years old. The letters chronicle Churchill’s emotional, political and intellectual development, his early emotional and practical dependence on his mother and the reversal of roles as his mother’s life came to an end.
Lough is also author of No More Champagne, a critically acclaimed book about Churchill’s financial adventures.
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