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David Lough

Darling Winston: Forty Years of Letters Between Churchill and his Mother

David Lough

Sunday, 14 October 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

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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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock