Where are you now and what can you see? I am at home on a winter morning. It is still dark and the ferry has its lights on as it comes across the water.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Friday 06 August 2010
The group biography is a daunting task. Chronicling the life of a single subject is an exhausting feat of research, tact and elision. Bundling half a dozen lives in some factitious intertwining is asking for chaos. Only the freakishly energetic Humphrey Carpenter ever seemed to relish the experience, as he charted the heyday of Waugh, Powell, Betjeman and co in The Brideshead Generation.
Friday 30 July 2010
Sir Winston Churchill's vast written archive is to be put online. The publisher Bloomsbury is to digitise 1 million documents, held in 2,500 boxes in purpose-built vaults at Churchill College in Cambridge, by 2012.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
The fashion brand Aquascutum is working with a debt advisory firm to raise capital to drive its turnaround, following its acquisition by the owner of Jaeger last September.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke's pledge to stop sending thousands of criminals to prison, which so angered Tory right-wingers last month, was inspired by Winston Churchill, the Justice minister Crispin Blunt will say today. He will tell an audience in London that Mr Clarke's claim that prison doesn't work was based on the war-time prime minister's penal reform policy. Many will interpret Mr Blunt's comments as a direct attack on the former Tory home secretary Michael Howard, who criticised Mr Clarke by repeating his famous political catchphrase "prison works".
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
designed in 1930, this classic desk lamp counts Winston Churchill among its famous users. His stood on his desk in his air-raid shelter beneath Whitehall and was presumably witness to many conversations about strategy while the sirens wailed outside.
Friday 18 June 2010
On the face of it, it may not be the sort of message you would want to receive from your nearest and dearest as you approach one of the most exacting periods of your life.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Tuesday 25 May 2010
David Cameron last night moved to soothe a festering row with Conservative MPs who have accused him of trying to stifle dissent on his backbenches. He backed off from moves to allow ministers to vote in elections to the party's 1922 Committee, whose membership has traditionally been limited to backbenchers when Tories are in office.
Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 13 May 2010
By 2090 future generations will no longer recognise Winston Churchill, new research revealed today.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
A huge private collection of memorabilia celebrating Winston Churchill, from diary entries and letters to an unsmoked cigar, is set to raise £1m when the first part of it is sold next month.
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