December 22, 2014

On November 20, 2014 at Westminster Abbey, William Shawcross (Chairman of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, and a British writer and commentator) delivered the following eulogy of Mary Soames.


I sat next to Mary, when she was in her early 80s, at a charity dinner, which boasted a small fun fair. In those days one could still smoke at table and to my delight she lit up a cigar and allowed the ash to lengthen and lengthen and lengthen- a skill in which she had competed with...