The Diaries of Chips Channon. Volume 1 Henry,1898-1958 Channon


Author Henry,1898-1958 Channon Published by Hutchinson ISBN 9781786331816 EAN 9781786331816 Bic Code Cover Hardback


Born in Chicago in 1897, ‘Chips’ Channon settled in England after the Great War, married into the immensely wealthy Guinness family, & served as Conservative MP for Southend-on-Sea from 1935 until his death in 1958. His career was unremarkable. His diaries are quite the opposite. Elegant, gossipy & bitchy by turns, they are the unfettered observations of a man who went everywhere & who knew everybody. Whether describing the antics of London society in the interwar years, or the growing scandal surrounding his close friends Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis, or the mood in the House of Commons the day war was declared, his sense of drama & his eye for the telling detail are unmatched. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life.


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