Lady Clementine

Lady Clementine

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A historical tale inspired by the life of Clementine Churchill that traces her unflinching role in protecting the life and wartime agendas of her husband, Winston Churchill.
Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781492666905
Branch Call Number: FIC Bened
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 12, 2020

Really enjoyable - a great addition to the more well-known Churchill saga - I found it hard to put down.

Manateestarz May 04, 2020

On one hand this book was filled with too much exposition. There was lots of telling instead of showing. It seemed a little heavy handed at times. On the other hand, I could not wait to go home and read it. The historical information is fascinating as is Clemmie Kat's relationship with her Pug. The author does show how both Winston and Clemmie grew up with beautiful tempestuous mothers that made them feel lonely. It also shows Clementine's failings as a parent.
The book convincingly examined the relationship between Winston and Clemmie and also had a great dialogue with Eleanor Roosevelt

DCLadults Feb 18, 2020

A New & Noteworthy pick. Lady Clementine, the wife of Winston Churchill, gets her own time in the spotlight. She is a strong, intelligent and fiery woman who was Winston’s confidant and helped save his career. This historical fiction is both a WWII story and the story of their strong marriage.

Jan 28, 2020

This book is like a drone flying over the life of Lady Clementine, but then it is a novel, not a biography. She deserves a lot more credit than she has been given internationally for her role. Plenty of men have ridden to power on the coattails of a relative or mentor and been accorded full credit for their achievements. To dismiss the women who changed the course of history as "just the wife" is so wrong.

Jan 14, 2020

BRAVO to Benedict for pulling an important character out from the shadow of her husband. I kept thinking about the strength of Lady Clementine and thought how amazing it was that both she and Eleanor Roosevelt did so much to help their countries during World War, too. My NetGalley version didn’t have an afterword to tell how life treated Lady Clementine after World War II, so I had to look it up. I agree that the author ended the story at the right place.

Jan 04, 2020

The free world owes Clementine Churchill a huge thank you. Without her influence and support, Winston Churchill would not have been so politically savvy nor would he have had the resolve and staying power needed to hold off the German forces and their allies in both of the great wars of the 20th century. Marie Benedict has shown us a portrait of Clementine that shows us her struggles and her strengths. I would heartily recommend it for book groups as there is much to discuss regarding parenting, marriage, women's rights, and the perils of wartime.

Dec 12, 2019

She definitely did not suffer from a diminished ego. But then, she was married to Winston Churchill and you would have to be firm and tough to make that work.

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