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From Blenheim to Chartwell : the untold story of Churchill's houses & gardens / Stefan Buczacki ; foreword by Randolph Churchill.

By: Buczacki, Stefan, 1945- [author.].
Contributor(s): Churchill, Randolph, 1965- [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Unicorn, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 444 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781911604235; 1911604236.Subject(s): Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Homes and haunts | Chartwell (Westerham, England) | Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 | Chartwell (Westerham, England) | Historic buildings -- England | Gardens -- England | Country homes -- England | Country homes | Gardens | Historic buildings | Homes | EnglandSummary: "Churchill was born amidst the splendour of Blenheim Palace but, ever a restless spirit, he owned, rented and was provided with many houses, both grand and relatively modest, over the course of his long life, including country retreats, town apartments and, as a statesman, Admiralty House, 10 and 11 Downing Street and Chequers. But it was his own house at Chartwell that will be for ever associated with his name."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

As much as any major figure of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill is associated with the places he lived--particularly Blenheim Palace, where he was born and grew up, and Chartwell, in Kent, where he lived for more than forty years before and after leading Britain through World War II. Stefan Buczacki tells the story of Churchill's life through a close examination of his homes and, in particular, the gardens he cultivated and enjoyed there. Gardening expert Buczacki offers here the fruits of extensive research into Churchill's homes, and the result shows a new side of him--that of a man steeped in Victorian values who knew the importance of home and who looked after his personal staff and behaved with utmost integrity and honesty in all his business dealings.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Churchill was born amidst the splendour of Blenheim Palace but, ever a restless spirit, he owned, rented and was provided with many houses, both grand and relatively modest, over the course of his long life, including country retreats, town apartments and, as a statesman, Admiralty House, 10 and 11 Downing Street and Chequers. But it was his own house at Chartwell that will be for ever associated with his name."-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 8)
  • Author's Acknowledgements (p. 10)
  • Chapter 1 Early Influences (p. 15)
  • Chapter 2 India and Africa (p. 36)
  • Chapter 3 Clementine (p. 61)
  • Chapter 4 Norfolk and the Dardanelles (p. 91)
  • Chapter 5 Lullenden (p. 109)
  • Chapter 6 House Hunting (p. 127)
  • Chapter 7 Chartwell (p. 162)
  • Chapter 8 The Chartwell Estate (p. 237)
  • Chapter 9 A Loose Cannon (p. 263)
  • Chapter 10 Emulating 'Capability' Brown (p. 274)
  • Chapter 11 Livestock (p. 292)
  • Chapter 12 Wartime Accommodation (p. 307)
  • Chapter 13 Farming (p. 335)
  • Chapter 14 Butterflies and Golden Roses (p. 362)
  • Postscript: Chartwell after Churchill (p. 394)
  • Sources (p. 414)
  • Select Bibliography (p. 415)
  • Picture Credits (p. 419)
  • Index (p. 421)