Not many sons get to write their father’s biography. Winston Churchill wrote a biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, when he was just 31. In our stroll through his works, LORD RANDOLPH is our next stop.Read More »
MR. BRODRICK’S ARMY is the holy grail of Churchill book collecting; the rarest and most precious volume in the Churchill canon.
In our ongoing stroll through our shelves, we visit it next… if we can only find one.Read More »
IAN HAMILTON’S MARCH looms next on our march-time stroll through the works of Winston Churchill. Paired with LONDON TO LADYSMITH, it is the second and final volume in Churchill’s Boer War narrative.
So, who was Ian Hamilton?Read More »
Our stroll through the works of Winston Churchill downshifts into a march, with LONDON TO LADYSMITH, the first of two books that Churchill would write on the Boer War in South Africa. As always, the nuance of Churchill’s thinking proved just as enthralling as the blood and guts details of his reportage.Read More »
Winston Churchill’s third book, SAVROLA, was also his only novel. We visit it next in our out-of-hibernation stroll through our shelves. SAVROLA is a work of dystopian fiction. In it, Churchill imagines a popularly-elected President hellbent on becoming a dictator. No, you can’t make this stuff up. But Churchill did.Read More »
Last week’s out-of-hibernation stroll through our shelves in the company of Winston Churchill’s first book, THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE, was most reviving. Let’s proceed to his second book, THE RIVER WAR.Read More »
Gazing around at Churchill’s books on the shelves here at Chartwell, we find ourselves with a powerful urge to share them with you, title by title, at a safe social distance. Join us for an out of hibernation stroll, beginning with Churchill’s first book: “The Story of the Malakand Field Force.”Read More »
We are savoring reconnecting with all of you. Thank you for your patience. We have endured one lone night of broken glass here, suffered primarily by our neighbors. (Sometimes being in an arcade without street frontage is a good thing.)Read More »
Chartwell Booksellers emerged from hibernation this week, returning to work, if not yet re-opening our doors. We are in, fulfilling orders; back, but unable to receive visitors. In the face of what continues to transpire in the world around us, it is simply impossible to remain “in hibernation.”Read More »
Our auction with Sotheby’s has done the trick. The results this past Wednesday were more than gratifying. They have given us the infusion we’d hoped for, until we fully get back to business.
Winston Churchill knew this feeling.Read More »
As we ponder the impending climax this week of our “Churchill in Charge” auction with Sotheby’s, our thoughts turn back to Winston Churchill’s first week in charge eighty years ago. Magnanimity was the signature of Churchill’s ascent to the office of Prime Minister in May 1940.Read More »