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November 2022 General Meeting/Speaker Series: Emma Soames

3 November, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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KCWC is thrilled that Emma Soames has accepted our invitation to speak. The grandaughter of Sir Winston Churchill and Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill, daughter of Mary Churchill Soames, Emma has edited her mother’s wartime diaries as her Literary Executive. Now in paperback, “Mary Churchill’s War” is a personal insight into the monumental historic period in which Emma’s mother lived.

In 1939, Mary Churchill was 17 years of age. She would witness the outbreak, progression, and conclusion of the Second World War during her father’s service as First Lord of the Admiralty and later Prime Minister. Her diaries, most unpublished until now, illustrate the life of a young woman in wartime who crucially enjoyed a front row seat to the most influential figure of the era. Against a backdrop of air raid sirens at 10 Downing Street, Mary Churchill describes her experiences accompanying her father to meet dignitaries while detailing her own wartime work in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Rich in insight yet charmingly intimate, Emma Soames has captured her mother’s coming of age story and a unique portrait of war.

Emma Soames is a writer, broadcaster and columnist who has been the editor of the Literary ReviewTatlerES Magazine, the Telegraph magazine and Saga. She is the second child of Mary and Christopher Soames and sister to former MP Sir Nicholas Soames. It is an honour to welcome her to KCWC. 

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  • ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League)

    Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR

  • 3 November, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • General Meeting Speaker Series

  • Vivien Matthews (Programmes)

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