The letters in volume two reveal the central role Winston Churchill played from 1931 to 1964 in world history. However, Clementine’s interest in politics was almost as intense as his. Here, therefore, are their vividly expressed reactions to the Abdication Crisis, the early disasters and then the long-awaited victories of the Second World War, and the electoral defeat of 1945. But here are also society gossip, minor quarrels and private jokes. ‘Speaking for Themselves: Volume Two' is an intimate, charming and often surprising portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most successful partnerships.Mary Soames is the daughter of Winston and Clementine Churchill. She has written several critically-acclaimed biographies of both her parents.