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The charming memoir of Mary Soames' childhood and wartime years

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Mary Soames (1922-2014) was the youngest child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. She was brought up at Chartwell in Kent and, aged eighteen, joined the ATS and served in mixed anti-aircraft batteries in England and Europe. She accompanied her father as his ADC on several of his wartime overseas journeys. In 1945 she was awarded the MBE (military). In 1947, she married Captain Christopher Soames, Coldstream Guards, later Lord Soames, PC, GCMG, CH. In 1998 she edited the private correspondence between her parents, Speaking for Themselves, completely revised and updated the celebrated biography of her mother, Clementine Churchill, in 2002 and completed her own autobiography, A Daughter's Tale, in 2011.

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Perceptive, funny, always totally honest. -- Philip Ziegler * The Spectator *
An entertaining memoir -- Aline Reed * Sunday Express *
a nostalgic memoir of a happy childhood in a vanished age * Telegraph *

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