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Simply Churchill - Roy Howells

Robert Hale, 1965, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the spine ends and corners with a ½" closed but untidy tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription on a small lable to the first blank. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A great number of books are inevitably written after the death of a man such as Sir Winston Churchill. Some take the form of tributes or mainly pictorial records; some deal with his political life, his chequered career; some with his inspired leadership during the war years. Some of these are hearsay, and are merely culled from newspaper stories. Roy Howells’ book is different. It is a straightforward, highly detailed and often humorous account of the last seven years of Churchill’s life, written by a man who was closer to him than any outsider. The author joined the great man as a personal nurse (“More to prevent him becoming ill than anything else”). But he soon found that he was to become many more things besides. He looked after his clothes (Churchill had no valet); supplied him with his 7-inch long Cuban cigars; fed and looked after Toby, his budgerigar, Jock, his kitten, and Rufus, the poodle; and did a score of other jobs.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 192

£6.50 (Now Sold)