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Talk Wigtown Book Festival | Emma Soames - Mary Churchill’s War

Wigtown Book Festival | Emma Soames - Mary Churchill’s War


In person & Online event

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, Mary, then 17, found herself in an extraordinary position. Her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and within months would be Prime Minister. Mary was uniquely placed to observe what happened next, and her diaries, most never before published, provide a front-row view of the great events of war, as well as exchanges and intimate moments with her father. They also capture what it was like to be a young woman during wartime, from air raids at 10 Downing Street, to cocktail parties with presidents and royals. These diaries are full of colour, insight, and charm.

About the author: Emma Soames is Mary's daughter, and Winston’s granddaughter. She is editor at large of Saga Magazine.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Sat 2 Oct 2021, 8:00pm

Live subtitling by MyClearText

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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