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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In 1909, Clementine Churchill 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 he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and 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.

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Library Journal Review

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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