The Churchill Girls: The Story of Winston’s Daughters
Tuesday 5 October
Lord Leycester Hospital
Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the sisters – Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary – would have shone. But they were not in any other family, they were Churchills – and neither they, nor anyone else, could ever forget it.
From their father – ‘the greatest Englishman’ – to their brother, golden-boy Randolph, and their eccentric and exciting cousins, the Mitford Girls, they were surrounded by a clan of larger-than-life characters and thus often overlooked. Marigold died when she was very young, but her three sisters lived lives full of passion, drama and tragedy …
The Churchill Girls is not a story set on the battlefields or in Parliament; it is an intimate saga that sheds light on the complex dynamics of family, set against the backdrop of the tumult of the twentieth century.
Accomplished biographer Rachel Trethewey draws on unpublished family letters from the Churchill archives to bring Winston and Clementine’s daughters out of the shadows and tell their remarkable stories for the first time.