By T.S.R. HARDY CBE FSA
"Several times again I attempted to climb the peak. I came away from my mountain climbing with a little more understanding, perhaps a few more skills. But mostly I came away with a radiant and profound affection for the mountain himself. Playing him was one of the best things that has ever befallen me. I shall never look down from that peak—but as long as I live I shall delight in gazing upwards towards those towering rocks." - Robert Hardy
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By T.S.R HARDY CBE FSA
"My panic was genuine. I felt I had no qualifications whatever to attempt a Titan. Thoughts of the friendliness in Churchill’s voice fled. Robert Hardy was to climb Everest in everyday clothes with an Ordnance Map."
Tags: Anthony Hopkins, Battle of Alamein, Chartwell, Ferdinand Fairfax, Grace Hamblin, John Spencer-Churchill, Martin Gilbert, Mary SOames, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Burton, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
This is just a representative fraction of Piers Brendon’s comprehensive book. He avoids repeating material in several previous accounts, and goes much deeper into the subject. Most of the anecdotes have not appeared previously and are thus quite valuable. Anyone interested in the personal side of the great man owes it to themselves to buy a copy.
Tags: Anthony Montague Browne, Chartwell, Diana Cooper, Jock Colville, Piers Brendon, R.A. Butler, Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Winston S. Churchill,