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Churchill's Books: Chartwell Booksellers at 32

Barry Singer | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

One could compose a marvelous history of London bookselling merely by reconstructing the history of all those shops that Churchill frequented. I would love to do this myself one day.

Mourning Sir Martin

Barry Singer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

Martin Gilbert died this past Tuesday evening, February 3, after a long and difficult illness. His accomplishments are too bountiful to be summarized.

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames

Barry Singer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.