Sir Henry "Chips" Channon's position as a Member of Parliament allowed him entrée to a privileged world of socializing, politics, and historic events. The years covered in this volume, 1934-53, recall a vanished world in which every social and public figure of the day made the party, joining in endless gossip. Culled from some three million words from the original diaries, the editor's selection gives us the pivotal moments and characters of history, etched indelibly by a master observer. "How sharp an eye? What neat malice! How, in their fashion, well written and truthful and honest they are!"--Malcolm Muggeridge, Observer.
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Book Description Penguin, 1970. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Edited by Robert Rhodes James A little creasing to covers and minor tanning to page edges 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012704
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140029834I5N00