I'm just about half way through a publication entitled Speaking for Themselves which is an edited compilation of letters sent between and received by Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. It is edited by one of their daughters, Mary Soames. This is a book to be read in short bursts, though at times it is compelling, and reveals the doubts, insecurities and conniving of, not only the writers, but also of their acquaintances, allies and enemies. Even though I am essentially a non-political type of person (or maybe because I am not that way inclined) I have found it to be fascinating.
The introduction and comments inserted by Mrs Soames are essential reading as they explain the reason and structure of the tome (and, yes, it is a tome). It spans the years from 1903 to 1963 including two generous selections of photographs relevant to the text. At this point in time I reside in the year of our Lord 1923 and so have quite a few to go. Hopefully I will be able to organise an extension of loan from my library in order for me to reach the end date.
Gramps is in hospital at the mo so took him my churchill book to read, tis a biography but i cant for teh life of me remember who by. The back has a review saying 'no-one need write another Churchill book for ten years'. If you're enjoying the letters i'd recommend it if i can remember the name. Can be heavy at times but the war years are very interesting.