Nicole and I are currently listening to “My Early Life” by Winston Churchill.
Whoever you are… STOP what you’re doing and listen to this book. First off the narrator is doing a bang up job of actually imitating Churchill. For my fellow writers you absolutely cannot miss this character. Shades of him will pop any character of that particular cut (Steampunk definitely) your currently working on. The history is especially fascinating. The glimpse into the pre -Downton Abbey era is incredible as are his tales of India.
Winston Churchill was the opposite of everybody. The things you think you know about the caricature of him are replaced by the image of a young man making his way in a world growing dark. Very Determined, and yes, “plucky and adventure-y.”
This is a fascinating read for our times and it’s still relevant re: the Churchill Bust-Return debacle and the approaching conflict between leftist fascism and the freedom loving peoples of the earth. You can see why Barack Obama was so insecure regarding the bust. Churchill was a doer of great things and an optimist of the human spirit. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this listen. Seriously.