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Author Soames, Mary, author.

Title Mary Churchill's war : the wartime diaries of Churchill's youngest daughter / introduced and edited by Emma Soames ; foreword by Erik Larson.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus, 2022.
2 holds on first copy returned of 3 copies


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - ON-ORDER (not available yet)    On Order
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult New Materials  B SOAMES MART    Check Shelf
 West Hartford Public Library    On Order
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xxxii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "In collaboration with The Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge."
Bibliography Includes index.
Contents 1939 last days of childhood -- 1940 plunged into adulthood -- 1941 gunner girl -- 1942 growing pains -- 1943 new roles -- 1944 taking the fight to the enemy -- 1945 liberation.
Summary "I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person's life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresting as a record of my life - or rather the life of a girl in her youth, upon whom life has shone very brightly, who has had every opportunity of education, interest, travel and pleasure and excitement, and who at the beginning of this war found herself on the threshold of womanhood.' In 1939 seventeen-year-old Mary found herself in an extraordinary position at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of the Second World War and her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty; within months he would be Prime Minister. The young Mary Churchill was uniquely placed to observe this remarkable historical moment, and her diaries -- most of which have never been published -- provide a front-row view of the great events of war, as well as exchanges and intimate moments with her father. But they also capture what it was like to be a young women during wartime. An impulsive and spirited writer, full of coming-of-age self-consciousness and joie de vivre, Mary's diaries are untrammelled by hindsight or self-censorship or nostalgia -- and they are an absolute joy to read as well a fascinating historical resource and a charming and intimate portrait of life alongside Winston Churchill."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Soames, Mary -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
Children of prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
Soames, Mary. (OCoLC)fst00037866
Children of prime ministers. (OCoLC)fst01747784
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Personal narratives -- British. (OCoLC)fst01424087
Personal narratives.
Added Author Soames, Emma, editor.
Larson, Erik, author.
Added Title Diaries. Selections
ISBN 9781639361618
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