Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1)

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1): 1918-38

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 04/03/2021
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The Sunday Times bestselling edition of Chips Channon's remarkable diaries. Born in Chicago in 1897, 'Chips' Channon settled in England after the Great War, married into the immensely wealthy Guinness family, and served as Conservative MP for Southend-on-Sea from 1935 until his death in 1958. His career was unremarkable. His diaries are quite the opposite. Elegant, gossipy and bitchy by turns, they are the unfettered observations of a man who went everywhere and who knew everybody. Whether describing the antics of London society in the interwar years, or the growing scandal surrounding his close friends Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis, or the mood in the House of Commons in the lead up to the Munich crisis, his sense of drama and his eye for the telling detail are unmatched. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life. A heavily abridged and censored edition of the diaries was published in 1967. Only now, sixty years after Chips's death, can an extensive text be shared.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781786331816
  • Number of pages: 1024
  • Weight: 1704g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 63 mm

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Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1)
Tour de force
Although this is a weighty volume it paints a vivid picture of a world of society balls and parties unimaginable now and of a man who writes well, not fail... READ MORE
Andrew Carruthers
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1)
Great fun, highly recommend!
Fascinating look at British Politics and society during the early twentieth century.
Jason Werner
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1)
if you want to laugh at someone
this is your best bet. Vain, pretentious, selfcontradictory, selfloathing and with the political nous of a squashed gnat, Channon provides laugh after laug... READ MORE
Scott Sherwood