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Lady Clementine /

by Benedict, Marie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2020]Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781492666905 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Churchill, Clementine, 1885-1977 -- Fiction | Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Fiction | Prime ministers' spouses -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Historical fiction
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<p>From Marie Benedict, the New York Timesbestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.</p> <p>In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before hestumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband.</p> <p>Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.</p> <p>Also by Marie Benedict:<br> The Only Woman in the Room<br> The Other Einstein<br> Carnegie's Maid</p> <p>Praise for Lady Clementine:</p> <p>"Benedict is a true master at weaving the threads of the past into a compelling story for today. Here is the fictionalized account of the person who was the unequivocal wind beneath Winston Churchill's wings -- a woman whose impact on the world-shaper that was WW2 has been begging to be told. A remarkable story of remarkable woman."--Susan Meissner,bestselling author of The Last Year of the War</p> <p>"The atmospheric prose of Marie Benedict draws me in every single time. Lady Clementine's powerful and spirited story is both compelling and immersive. Benedict fully inhabits the measured and intelligent voice of Clementine Churchill. Entranced throughout, I discovered the secrets behind a familiar story I thought I knew. Deftly moving from the early nineteen hundreds through World War II, Benedict skillfullypaints a vivid picture of the times and life of Clementine, the remarkable woman who was the steady force beside Winston Churchill." --Patti Callahan Henry, New York Timesbestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis</p> <p>"In her latest novel, Lady Clementine, Marie Benedict has gifted us all with another thoughtful and illuminating behind-the-scenes look at one of history's most unusual and extraordinary women. Benedict stuns readers with a glorious assortment of Clementine Churchill's most personal secrets: her scandalous childhood, her unexpected role as a social outsider, her maternal insecurities, and the daily struggles she faces to smooth her husband's political blunders and to keep up with his relentless demands for guidance and attention. With a historian's eye and a writer's heart, Benedict provides an unforgettable glimpse into the private world of a brilliant woman whose impact and influence on worldevents deserves to be acknowledged."--Lynda Cohen Loigman, USA TODAYauthor of The Two-Family Houseand The Wartime Sisters</p>

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Behind every successful man, they say, stands a strong woman. Lady Clementine Churchill was an example of such, as this self-narrated fictional recounting makes clear. Benedict (The Only Woman in the Room) takes readers through the First World War and the period between wars and concludes Clementine's story on V-E Day, marking the end of World War II on the European front. Clementine Hozier survives a peripatetic childhood with a mother who cares more for her many illicit affairs than for her children, but Clementine, reserved and intelligent, comes through with a strong will and keen political mind. She was in many ways the perfect partner for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who sometimes needed a guiding voice to keep him on topic, as well as someone to cater to his whims. While Clementine did that, she also kept herself in the thick of political life with her husband and later became an important figure in her own right. VERDICT This outstanding story deserves wide readership. Fans of historical fiction, especially set around World War II; readers who appreciate strong, intelligent female leads; or those who just want to read a compelling page-turner will enjoy this gem of a novel. [See Prepub Alert, 7/1/19.]--Pamela O'Sullivan, Coll. at Brockport Lib., SUNY

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