Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills
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Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills

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Winston and Clementine Churchill wrote to each other constantly throughout the fifty-seven years of their life together, from the passionate and charming exchanges of their courtship until the year before Winston's death in 1965. Their letters provide rare and revealing insights into both the great political and social events of a turbulent century and the intimate world o...more
Paperback, 768 pages
Published February 14th 2001 by Mariner Books (first published 1998)
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Emily
Jun 06, 2008 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in history or biography
The letters between Winston and Clementine Churchill from the beginning of their courtship through their lifetime.

To have such an inside history and record of the love and relationship between such an important figure and his wife is really fascinating. It is kind of sad that letter-writing is such a lost art. We are so "in-touch" with email, blogging, and cell phones, but the support, communication, and affection that comes through in these letters chronicles an inspiring example of a real end...more
Joan
A very interesting read- the correspondence of a very strong and intelligent couple that covers most of the first half of the twentieth century. It shows the ups and downs of their relationship, their trust in one another, and an insider view of some of the most important events of modern history. Mary Soames (their youngest daughter) provides some commentary to keep things clear. The family tree is also useful.

(I do wish that after an illness we could still go away on several months long "sea v...more
Regan
Fantasic book that gives insight into the decisions that Churchill was making. It also shows an amazing trust and partnership between Clementine and Winston.
Stephen
May 27, 2011 Stephen marked it as to-read
Every single day, Winston wrote a letter to his wife. Amazing. Was Winston one of the greatest lovers of the 20th century?
Willa Grant
A huge book containg the letters between Winston Churchill & his wife- they are very sweet & you can see the love as well as the irritation between these two people as their lives played out across the very interesting times of WWI & WWII England. This was my Valentines book-
Cece
Although obviously edited, this book is a fascinating look inside a marriage and inside the battle for survival of a nation at war.
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Nov 11, 2009 Tim is currently reading it
Just started for an online bookclub - wouldn't have been my first choice, but oh well.
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This was so fascinating, I almost went blind reading it.
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