My Darling Winston earns ‘A Very Short Book Excerpt’ feature
The Atlantic Monthly selected a letter from My Darling Winston to fill its famous ‘A Very Short Excerpt’ feature in its October 2018 issue. In the letter, Jenny Jerome (better known as Lady Randolph Churchill) upbraids her 15-year old son for his lack of application at Harrow School:
‘… your work is an insult to your intelligence. If you would only trace out a plan of action for yourself & carry it out & be determined to do so—I am sure you could accomplish anything you wished. It is that thoughtlessness of yours which is your greatest enemy.’
To see the full excerpt as it appeared in The Atlantic Monthly please follow this link.