By Michael Dobbs
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Churchill, who was carving, slapped a thick chunk of ham onto his guest9s plate. 舠At the time, of course, it always seems so different. Europe is like a fine broad stairway of hope, but after a bit the carpet comes to an end. A little further on we discover only flagstones, and a little further on still these break beneath our feet. Now they have crumbled completely and we are supported by nothing more substantial than Mr. 舡 舠But we have friends in Europe. 舡 舠Like the Poles? They have very fine cavalry, Burgess, and as you may know I have a particular love of cavalry.
So舰"舒the eyes were alight once more舒"I shall do as you insist. I shall continue to speak out. After all, I have nothing to lose. 舡 He dispatched the cognac in one draught. 舠But now I must sleep. 舡 Churchill held the other man9s hand. 舠You found me at my lowest ebb, Burgess. I had descended into darkness. You have helped restore me. 舡 He was propelling Burgess rapidly in the direction of the door. 舠So much to do, so little time to do it. 舡 When they reached the hallway Churchill suddenly stopped as though some important memory had tumbled into his mind.
Ah, the man of the moment. 舡 舠Your Excellency,舡 Cooper responded, not even trying to contain his dislike. Joseph Kennedy, the United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James9s, was one of the least diplomatic envoys ever provided by Washington. His admiration for the efficiency and ambition of the German Reich was as deep-rooted as the contempt he retained for the decaying, chaotic democracies of the Old World, and he took no trouble to hide either. 舠Brought along a couple of guests to see the performance.
Winston's War: A Novel of Conspiracy by Michael Dobbs