Churchill fell in love with the USA during his first visit there in 1894. It was the beginning of a life-long love affair. Despite it being the land of his mother’s birth, it was an unlikely match; but it endured, culminating in the special relationship between him and President Roosevelt which was the bedrock of Allied victory during the Second World War.
During this middle period of his life, Celia will focus on Churchill’s growing gift for words and his deepening passion for painting, both of which help illustrate the inner-man rather than the public figure. Celia will travel extensively throughout the United States and to Egypt, which, like an ancient siren, seemed to lure him to the banks of the Nile at crucial moments in his life.