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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this edition is Lady Soames, historian and only surviving child of Winston Churchill. A distinguished author and now Chairman of the Board of the National Theatre, she spoke to Sue Lawley about her extraordinary life – recalling her blissful childhood spent at Chartwell, the family’s country home in the Kent countryside. She also spoke about the many state visits she made with her father and her husband – and remembering a conversation she had with General de Gaulle, who gave her lots of good advice on the best places to walk dogs in Paris.
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