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Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013
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About the Author
David Coombs has been professionally linked with the visual arts since 1958. Upon the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965, Coombs saw the need for an illustrated catalogue of Churchill s pictures. He published this in 1967. In 1998, he curated the largest ever exhibition of Churchill s paintings at Sotheby s in London, which inspired this book. Minnie Churchill is the Director of Churchill Heritage Ltd, which owns the copyright to all the paintings. She is a travel writer, mother of four, and lives in Dorset.
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Having visited Blenheim twice then his much loved home, Chartwell earlier this year I'm totally in awe of his many achievements but not least his resilience in fighting the many obstacles he encountered.
Two aspects of his character shone out to me.
The first was after his disastrous decison re Gallipoli he joined the services himself - what a completely honourable thing to do?!
The second aspect of his character that endeared him to me was on my comment to the guide in Chartwell's library, Churchill's favourite room, 'Of course those 2 soft toys on the shelf have been left here to be collected by their owners when they realise they've dropped them?' 'Absolutely not', the gentleman retorted. 'Oh, no! two little boys saved up their pennies to buy them for Sir Winston as a 'thank you' for saving us in the war that had just finished'. In the room next door was a long list of honours and countless valuable gifts he'd received from the great and the good but these two gifts were SO cherished they are in Churchill's favourite room. What a true hero and gentleman he was and so deserving of the state funeral he was given. R.I.P. and 'thank you'.
David Coombs has done a sterling job.
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