Darling Winston provides the first proper glimpse of the intense relationship between Winston Churchill and his unusual American mother – seen through the prism of the intimate letters that they wrote to each other over a span of forty years.
‘My pen wanders recklessly’ wrote the young Churchill and his mother encouraged him to do so. A famous figure in her own right among Britain’s Victorian and Edwardian elite, JennieJerome (as she was born) never hesitated to pull strings to advance Winston’s early career in the army, writing or politics. Their letters sparkle, revealing much about Britain’s war leader and the age in which his mother brought him up, almost single-handedly.
David Lough will be at Guildford’s Guildhall at 2 p.m.on Thursday 11 October and at Blenheim Palace at 12 noon on Sunday 14 October. Ticketing for Guildford is now open here.