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Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 3): 1943-57: The Diaries; 1943-57 (The Henry Chips Channon: The Diaries)

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These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. His energies, though, are increasingly absorbed by a private life that at times reaches Byzantine levels of complexity. He married into the Guinness family, and became a Conservative MP for Southend from 1935 until his death. The son of a wealthy businessman, he accompanied the American Red Cross to Paris in 1917, was an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford, and then settled in London where he mingled with society and enjoyed the high life. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.Henry ‘chips’ Channon: The Diaries 1943-57 (vol 3) by Chips Channon and Simon Heffer (ed) | 9781529151725. At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills. An utterly addictive glimpse of London high society and politics in the 40s and 50s, superlatively edited by Simon Heffer. We encounter the London of the theatre and the cinema, peopled by such figures as John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Douglas Fairbanks Jr, as well as a seemingly endless grand parties at which Chips might well rub shoulders with Cecil Beaton, the Mountbattens, or any number of dethroned European monarchs.

It ends with Chips descending into poor health but still able to turn a pointed phrase about the political events that swirl around him and the great and the good with whom he mingles.Elliot Templeton in Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge (1944) and the disappointed schoolmaster Croker-Harris in Rattigan's play The Browning Version (1948) were partly inspired by Channon. Throughout these final fourteen years Chips assiduously describes events in and around Westminster, gossiping about individual MPs' ambitions and indiscretions, but also rising powerfully to the occasion to capture the mood of the House on VE Day or the ceremony of George VI's funeral.

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