!!> Reading ➳ A Daughters Tale ➬ Author Mary Soames – Loanexpress.us

A Daughters Tale Now In Her Eighty Ninth Year, Mary Soames Is The Only Surviving Child Of Winston And Clementine Churchill Younger Than Her Siblings By Several Years, She Went To Day School And Enjoyed An Idyllic Childhood Played Out In Her Very Own Garden Of Eden Chartwell Here She Roamed House And Grounds, Tended Diligently To Her Collection Of Pets, And Had Her First Glimpses Of The Glittering Social World In Which Her Parents Moved Then, In 1939, Chamberlain S Declaration Of War Dramatically Ended This World As She And Her Family Had Known It.Hereafter We Follow Mary S Life Through Her Fascinating Personal Diary, Published Here For The First Time Through The Immediacy Of Her Private Observations We Are Drawn Into A World Where The Ordinary Minutiae Of A Packed Family, Social And Romantic Life Proceed Against A Background Of Cataclysmic Events Joining The ATS And Serving In Mixed Anti Aircraft Batteries, Mary Takes On Her Own Set Of Professional Demands While Sharing The Many Anxieties And Stresses Brought To Bear Upon Her Family Through Her Father S Position.The Mutual Love And Affection Between Mary And Her Parents Is Evident On Every Page, From Her Earliest Years At Chartwell To Winston S Defeat At The 1945 General Election, When Mary Recounts Her Own Pain And Devastation On Her Father S Behalf At This Point She Meets Her Future Husband, Christopher Soames We Are Left In No Doubt At The End Of This Charming And Revealing Memoir That, At Twenty Four, Mary Has Lived A Full Life And Is Well Prepared For Her Future As Young Wife And Mother.

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  1. says:

    First off, let me state that this is an audiobook where I feel the narration is the icing on the cake It is extremely good The intonations, the happiness and the sadness expressed match the words to a tee French pronunciation is perfect, as well as English and American dialects I really, really enjoyed the narration Superb A delight to listen to Mary s memoir is chatty, confidential, so it is not hard to follow in this format.This is a book about Mary Soames, the youngest child of Winston First off, let me state that this is an audiobook where I feel the narration is the icing on th...


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    In an age when so many memoirs by children of famous or even not famous parents are actually just tell all indictments about dysfunctional parenting and miserable childhoods and are riddled with tales of stories ofabuse and rife with accusation, this memoir is none of the above, which is thoroughly refreshing Mary Soames, nee Churchill, makes it clear from the very start of the book that she loved and respected her parents, regardless of their faults Whatever dysfunction and or disappointmen In an age when so many memoirs by children of famous or even not famous parents are actually just tell all indictments about dysfunctional parenting and miserable childhoods and are riddled with tales of stories ofabuse and rife with accusation, this memoir is none of the above, which is thoroughly refreshing Mary Soames, nee Churchill, makes it clear from the very start of the book that she loved and respected her parents, regardless of their faults Whatever dysfunction and or disappointment there was is alluded to briefly if mentioned at all, and never dwelled on If anything, the book is perhaps a bit too saccharine, glossing over disappointments and challenges others might have dwelled on The rea...


  3. says:

    This is the loveliest book I will definitely buy it so I can keep my own copy forever It was such a treat to read these reminiscences by Lady Soames, the daughter of the great Winston Churchill.She begins with an account of her idyllic life at Chartwell in the beautiful countryside Here she enjoyed life with a menagerie of animals, watching the antics of her siblings, and riding and even bricklaying with her father She felt somewhat isolated from her siblings because she was the youngest and This is the loveliest book I will definitely buy it so I can keep my own copy forever It was such a treat to read these reminiscences by Lady Soames, the daughter of the great Winston Churchill.She begins with an account of her idyllic life at Chartwell in the beautiful countryside Here she enjoyed life with a menagerie of animals, watching the antics of her siblings, and riding and even bricklaying with her father She felt somewhat isolated from her siblings because she was the youngest and they were several years older so she describes herself as a bit odd However, glamour touched on her life even then Important politicians and artists, such as the painter, John Lavery, visited and young Mary had a hand in helping her sister, Sarah, elope Life soon beca...


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    I recently read this book before going to London and visiting Churchill s WWII bunker at the Churchill War Museum and going to Chartwell, where he lived with his wife and children Having read Mary Soames book before going made these places come alive for me She was an extraordinary woman who loved her father deeply and who was part of a fascinating time in history I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about Churchill and the British experience of WWII I would I recently read this book before going to London and visiting Churchill s WWII bunker at the Churchill War Museum and going to Chartwell, where he lived with his wife and children Having read Mary Soames book before going made these places come alive for me She was an extraordinary woman who loved her father deeply and who was part of a fascinating time in history I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about C...


  5. says:

    Often, the celebrity family memoir is either a distasteful tell all or a yawn inducing whitewash This book leans white washy, but it is by no means boring The answer to my frequent question while reading any book would I like to invite this author over for dinner is a resounding Yes Since the author died in 2014, I d be delighted to have dinner with one of her five children Mary Soames is the child of consolation of Winston and Clementine Churchill born after the death of their toddler Often, the celebrity family memoir is either a distasteful tell all or a yawn inducing whitewash This book leans white washy, but it is by no means boring The answer to my frequent question whi...


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    Quite enjoyable peek into personal life of the Churchill family from the perspective of the youngest Churchill daughter, Mary Covers the period of time from her birth until her marriage two years after the end of WW2.My only quibble is how she refers to her parents she jumps around from Mummie and Papa to Winston and Clementine pretty much randomly She also removes herself from some situations with her siblings older brother Rand...


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    A fascinating slice of history from Mary Soames, Winston Churchill s youngest daughter It covers her childhood through the end of World War 2, and gives a different perspective on Churchill and the rest of the family Her trips with Churchill to foreign countries during the war for conferences were fascinating I hadn t realized that he traveled so much And her own experiences as a member of the ATS are also interesting Based on her diaries and letters, I found this a very readable memoir, an A fascinating slice of history from Mary Soames, Winston Churchill s youngest daughter It covers her childhood through the end of World War 2, and gives a different perspective on Churchill and the rest of the family Her trips with Churchill to foreign countries during the war for conferences were fascinating I hadn t realized that he traveled so much And...


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    Probably I should have known from the sub title that this book would be a memoir of the author herself, not of her father But I didn t, and it took me a while to get over that disappointment when beginning to read the book I have always been a big Winston Churchill fan, despite the fact that he was a conservative and I m not and that he loved and tried to hang on to the British Empire and I m not an admirer of imperialism I didn t know enough about Mary Churchill to want to read a book about Probably I should have known from the sub title that this book would be a memoir of the author herself, not of her father But I didn t, and it took me a while to get over that disappointment when beginning to read the book I have always been a big Winston Churchill fan, despite the fact that he was a conservative and I m not and that he loved and tried to hang on to the British Empire and I m not an admirer of imperialism I didn t know enough about Mary Churchill to want to read a book about her.Of course both Winston and Clementine Churchill play major roles in Mary s story Mary was the youngest of the five Churchill children The fourth child died suddenly at age three and both Churchill s were grief stricken Mary was born a few y...


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    A Daughters Tale by Mary Soames, Winston Churchill s youngest daughter is a delightfully written memoir, written with a combination of personal reminiscences and never before published diary entries She describes memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of Chartwell, the family s country estate She later became one of her father s most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved, as well as the world of British p A Daughters Tale by Mary Soames, Winston Churchill s youngest daughter is a delightfully writt...


  10. says:

    Great book if you are obsessed with the Churchills I grabbed it at the library on impulse, but did not finish reading Soames draws upon family letters as well as her own diaries to recreate her life from birth to her ...

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