By MICHAEL RICHARDS
Whether the product was profound or simple, like his vast correspondence, even his first iteration was close to the mark. Grace Hamblin, a longtime secretary, recalled: “His dictation wasn't difficult because it was very, very slow and he weighed his words. As one knows he had a tremendous command of the English language, but he didn't use it loosely. He considered very carefully what he was going to say.”
Tags: Barry Singer, Elizabeth Nel, Frederick Woods, Grace Hamblin, Jock Colville, Michael Wolff, Richard M. Langworth, Robert Lewis Taylor, Winston S. Churchill,
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
Tags: Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, Dan Curtis, David Susskind, Ferdinand Fairfax, Grace Hamblin, Jo Onslow, Mary SOames, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,
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
"Working with Winston: The Unsung Women," by Cita Stelzer, shows the importance Churchill attached to everything, from routine domestic matters to the terror of imminent extinction. This book is essential to understand the rounded picture.
Tags: Churchill Archives Centre, Cita Stelzer, Elizabeth Layton Nel, Grace Hamblin, Kathleen Hill, Violet Pearman, Winston S. Churchill,