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Guests on several Tauck itineraries visiting London will learn about Sir Winston Churchill, regarded by many as the most influential figure in British history, from a source intimately familiar with his life – his granddaughter Celia Sandys. An internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Sandys is a noted biographer who has published five books and hosted television specials chronicling Churchill’s life. “Winston Churchill is one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century. Not only did he lead England through its ‘darkest hour’ as prime minister, but he was also a Nobel Prize-winning author, an escaped war prisoner, a House of Commons member for 60 years, and a landscape painter of considerable talent,”said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. “Who better to bring this legend of British history to life for Tauck guests than his granddaughter and biographer?”The daughter of Sir Winston Churchill’s eldest child, Diana, and Cabinet Minister Duncan Sandys, Celia Sandys spent considerable time as a teenager with her grandfather in England and during extensive travels abroad. Her most recent book, “We Shall Not Fail – The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill,”describes the leadership principles that enabled her grandfather to lead England to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Through an exclusive agreement with Tauck, Sandys will speak to guests travelling this September on a special single-departure Tauck itinerary, the new six-day “Tauck London Event.”Sandys will also be featured on three different Tauck itineraries next year — the May 2014 version of the Tauck London Event, “A Week in… London & Paris,”and a new 14-day river cruise itinerary, “Cruising the Seine plus Versailles, Paris and London.”The Seine itinerary includes a two-night stay in Paris, a nine-night cruise along the Seine, and a two-night stay in London at The Savoy where guests will attend the Churchill presentation by Sandys. (http://www.tauck.com)

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