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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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This third and final volume of the unexpurgated diaries of Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon begins as the Second World War is turning in the Allies' favour.

Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids.These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin.

It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF. This third and final volume of the unexpurgated diaries of Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon begins as the Second World War is turning in the Allies’ favour. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. Henry ‘chips’ Channon: The Diaries 1943-57 (vol 3) by Chips Channon and Simon Heffer (ed) | 9781529151725.An utterly addictive glimpse of London high society and politics in the 40s and 50s, superlatively edited by Simon Heffer. 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. 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.He knew or was friends with all the leading politicians and aristocrats of the period, wined and dined Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in the months before the Abdication crisis, and observed at first hand the last days of appeasement. 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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