Churchill's 1929 letter goes up for auction

This 1929 letter from Winston Churchill is up for auction

In the type-written letter to his friend Sir Frederick Ponsonby

Churchill refers to Britain's House of Commons as his 'theatre'

but contemplates quitting politics

Churchill went on to become Britain's prime minister in 1940

Location: London

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HEAD OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS, BONHAMS, MATTHEW HALEY, SAYING: "This is a wonderful letter by Winston Churchill from 1929. The Conservative party have just lost the general election and Churchill is thinking about his next steps. He is about to set off on a tour of America, a great holiday with family, and he writes to his great friend Ponsonby, 'the House of Commons has always been my theatre,' so he's not given up on politics just yet."

"The letter is part of our book and manuscript auction on the 15th of September here at Bonhams and we're expecting it to make between four and six thousand pounds."

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