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Soames, Mary

Overview
Works: 46 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 5,914 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Biographies  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography‡vPictorial works  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: DA566.9.C48, B
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Most widely held works by Mary Soames
Clementine Churchill : the biography of a marriage by Mary Soames( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1979, aged 92. Instantly recognizable as the seemingly serene, cool and detached wife of Winston Churchill she had nonetheless shunned publicity throughout her life. In this biography her daughter, Mary Soames, throws light on her mother, writing of Clementine's 57-year marriage to Winston, her strongly held political views and a life which spans many of the major events of the 20th century. Clementine Churchill was the perfect wife for Winston. For 75 years she supported him through the triumphs, disasters and tensions which ruled his public and private life. As a young girl she had a strength of character and distinction of mind, allied to outstanding good looks, that attracted the young and impetuous Winston Churchill. The early years of her marriage coincided with the heyday of the reforming Liberal Government, in which Winston was a leading figure: she was later to describe them as the happiest of her life. Always Winston trusted her completely and she became a valuable counsellor and companion. Clementine was shy, passionate and highly strung, and her self-control was tested to its utmost in the turmoil of public life and in the no less harrowing family crises and the ever-present financial anxieties. But one facet of her life was steadfast: the love she shared with her husband, which was to sustain them both even through the most trying times
Winston and Clementine : the personal letters of the Churchills by Winston Churchill( Book )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a moving commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Winston Churchill's birth, Soames, his last surviving child (Family Album, 1982; Clementine Churchill, 1979), presents a large selection of the intimate letters of Churchill and his wife, Clementine, from 1909 to 1964. Soames presents the letters both chronologically and topically, starting with the courtship and marriage of the Churchills in 1909 and swiftly moving into Churchill's long career in Parliament and the government
Winston Churchill : his life as a painter : a memoir by his daughter by Mary Soames( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie met voorwoord van de kunstschilder Derek Hill en vele afbeeldingen in kleur
Family album : a personal selection from four generations of Churchills by Mary Soames( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking for themselves : the personal letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill by Winston Churchill( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This a collection of the correspondence between Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill from their courtship in 1908 to Winston Churchill's death in 1965. The letters serve both as a chronicle of their personal achievements and tragedies over the years and as a political and social history
A Churchill family album : a personal anthology by Mary Soames( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profligate duke : George Spencer-Churchill, fifth Duke of Marlborough, and his duchess by Mary Soames( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking for themselves. 1908-1929 : the personal letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill by Winston Churchill( Recording )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill's political acumen is a matter of record, yet his wife's instinct for these matters was also acute. Their letters throw fascinating light on some of the major developments of the 20th century
Speaking for themselves : volume 2: 1931-1964 by Mary Soames( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartwell : home to Sir Winston Churchill, 1922-1965( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, returns to her childhood home of Chartwell, a Victorian house with views over the Weald of Kent, guiding viewers through its rooms and gardens. The program also features scenes from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where Churchill was born
Sir Winston Churchill : his life and his paintings by David Coombs( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video guide gives a tour of the rooms and gardens of Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill for 40 years
Winston Churchill : the father figure by Mary Soames( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter's tale : the memoir of Winston Churchill's youngest child by Mary Soames( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life'and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history. Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the family's country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into 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 rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchill's ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II. During the war Mary served as a gunner in the women's auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers'where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten'and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her father's aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as "small, dapper, and rather twinkly"). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express. The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter's Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life. From the Hardcover edition
Winston Churchill the man : an address by Mary Soames( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill, his life as a painter : an address by Mary Soames( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clementine Churchill by Mary Soames( Recording )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author writes a candid and vivid biography of her mother, wife for over fifty years of Winston Churchill and a personality in her own right. 1979
Sir Winston Churchill : his life and his paintings by David Coombs( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by the renowned art critic who catalogued all of Churchill's paintings shortly after his death, along with Sir Winston's granddaughter-in-law, this sumptuous art book collects all of the images painted by Churchill, primarily in oil on canvas, and in essence provides a look at his life story through his paintings. It also includes authoritative text by the authors, Sir Winston's complete 1925 essay "Painting as a Pastime," and 40 rare, previously unpublished photographs of Churchill and his world, in both color and black and white."--Provided by publisher
"Ma très chère Clemmie chérie" : conversations intimes durant les deux guerres mondiales by Winston Churchill( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting as a pastime : Winston Churchill : his life as a painter by Winston Churchill( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Winston and Clementine : the personal letters of the Churchills
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Winston and Clementine : the personal letters of the ChurchillsSpeaking for themselves : the personal letters of Winston and Clementine ChurchillA daughter's tale : the memoir of Winston Churchill's youngest child
Alternative Names
Churchill Mary 1922-....

Churchill, Mary, 1922-2014

Churchill, Mary Spencer-

Maria Soames

Mary Churchill

Mary Soames britische Autorin, Tochter von Sir Winston Churchill

Mary Soames Brits auteur

Mary Soames hija de Winston Churchill y Clementine

Soames-Churchill, Mary 1922-

Soames Lady

Spencer-Churchill, Mary

Spencer-Churchill, Mary 1922-

Spencer-Churchill, Mary 1922-2014

Μαίρη Σόαμς κόρη του Ουίνστον Τσώρτσιλ

Мэри Соумс

Мэры Соўмс

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メアリー・チャーチル

索梅斯男爵夫人瑪麗·索梅斯

Languages
English (175)

French (5)