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And public figure of the day in a round of parties balls country house weekends and endless gossip His position as a MP enabled him to chronicle famously the Abdication Crisis when King Edward VIII's love for 'jolly plain 'unprep. Whenever I read anything about England during the Edwardian period WWI the time between the wars and during WWII especially about the abdication Chips Channon and his snarky observations are there When I say everything I mean everything Can't say how many book I've read where I've seen him uoted He was an unrepentant social climber American of course and an extremely astute commentator of the time It was evident after reading this book edited by his son that the whole story does not lie within and that many of the uotes I've enjoyed over the years were clearly taken from manuscripts which have not been published Big disappointment only 3 stars

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Chips Phoenix GiantsOssessing' Mrs Simpson reduced him to 'a broken man at bay' Culled from some three million words in the original Robert Rhodes James's selection gives us the moments and characters of history etched indelibly by a master observer. Uniue entry into the world of England's privledged classes just before during and after the Second World War He wore his appeasement bias like armour and his anti Semitism as casually as a shrug A social climbing snarky gossip trading Tory MP with a love of country estate weekends and shadenfreude I'd rate this higher despite my dislike of the man if it weren't for the heavy handed editing so evident throughout

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Chips (Phoenix Giants) Read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon's extraordinary diaries first published in 1967 are now considered a modern classic The years covered in this volume 1934 53 recall a vanished world where Channon's priviliged orbit circled every social and public figure of the day iSir Henry 'Chips' Channon's extraordinary diaries first published in 1967 are now considered a modern classic The years covered in this volume 1934 53 recall a vanished world where Channon's priviliged orbit circled every social. Well that didn't last long I knew going in that Channon was a snob a toady and a Nazi appeaser but such niggling considerations never really fazed me in the past book whore that I am I would happily read Satan himself if he wrote good prose Unfortunately Channon's prose though serviceable is nowhere near good enough to overcome my loathing for the man and everything he represents Ten pages in and I already felt ueasy; another ten and my slight aversion had turned to retching sputtering distaste Imagine a Corgi in a dinner jacket waving its tail whenever some royal personage entered the room and running to sniff the regal crotch That's Channon How did Britain ever manage to hold off Hitler with such useless twittering popinjays in charge of the country Thank God for the working classes eh