Author Peter Clark speaks on author Winston Churchill

British historian Peter Clarke will be at Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd., 7:30 p.m. on June 5

Peter Clarke

British historian Peter Clarke will be at Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd., 7:30 p.m. on June 5 to read from his new book Mr. Churchill’s Profession.

Although much was written about Sir Winston Churchill as a statesman and world leader, surprisingly little attention has been given to Churchill’s life as a writer.

Writing was, in fact, his primary means of earning a living and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

Clarke’s narrative gives particular attention to the making of his four-volume History of the English-Speaking Peoples, showing the themes that shaped Churchill’s philosophy and world view.

Clarke was formerly Professor of Modern British history and Master of Trinity Hall at Cambridge.

His many books include The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire, The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936, and the widely admired final volume of the Penguin History of Britain, Hope and Glory, Britain 1900–2000. He lives with his wife, the Canadian writer Maria Tippett, in Suffolk, England, and Pender Island, B.C.

Tickets, $5, are available at Munro’s Books, 1108 Government St.

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