WATCH ESTHER, LADY GILBERT READ “CHURCHILL: A LIFE” BY SIR MARTIN GILBERT
BOOK #9 IN OUR '40TH READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS' VIDEO SERIES
In 1991, Sir Martin Gilbert published CHURCHILL: A LIFE, a one-volume rendering of the eight-volume Official Churchill Biography he’d written with Winston Churchill’s son, Sir Martin’s own mentor, Randolph Churchill. Sir Martin always maintained that this book constituted an entirely new one-volume biography and was not simply an abridgment. It remains the definitive one-volume biography of Winston Churchill.
We celebrated this great addition to the Churchill canon with a publishing party on October 30, 1991. Sadly, we lost Sir Martin, one of Chartwell Booksellers’ greatest friends and an inspiration to the store always, in 2015.
We are again honored to have his widow, ESTHER, LADY GILBERT, as our guest reader for CHURCHILL: A LIFE.
40th READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS
toasts the best 40 books about Winston Churchill published during our forty year existence. We launched the series on April 11 with actor JOHN LITHGOW reading
THE LAST LION. You can watch that reading: HERE