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Lady Clementine: A Novel von Marie Benedict
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Lady Clementine: A Novel (2020. Auflage)

von Marie Benedict (Autor)

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New from Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling 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. 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 he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. 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. Praise for Lady Clementine: "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 "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 skillfully paints 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 Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis? "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 world events deserves to be acknowledged."?Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters.… (mehr)
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Titel:Lady Clementine: A Novel
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My book club picked this to read in November 2021. I found the historical part of it very interesting but I was less impressed with the quality of the writing. Told in the first person by Clementine Churchill I did not feel like her character was fully developed; instead we mainly heard a recitation of her various endeavours as the wife of a prominent politician.

Clementine (pronounced to rhyme with between not the American women memorialized in My Darling Clementine) Hozier was born to the British upper class but because her mother had numerous affairs she was not sure who her father was. Her mother separated from her husband and took her four children back and forth across the English Channel, sometimes with another man and sometimes to evade creditors. Clementine met Winston Churchill at a ball in 1904 when she was under 20 but their romance didn't start until 1908 when they met again at a dinner party held by a relative of Clementine's. Winston was struck not just by her beauty but also her intellect and social conscience. They married in 1908, a marriage that survived two world wars, his depression and her nervous condition, the death of an infant girl and financial stresses. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty during World War I and he championed the invasion of Turkey leading to the disastrous routing of the British forces at Gallipoli. Shortly after that he was removed from Cabinet and he fought overseas in France to show his support for the forces. According to this book it was Clementine's idea that he serve in the army. She was always assisting him in his political endeavours although Winston's return to the Conservative party drove a wedge between their political ideologies. They had five children but Marigold died at the age of 2 when she was in the care of an inexperienced nanny while Winston was working and Clementine was playing tennis at the friend's country house. Clementine felt she was not a natural mother, no doubt as a result of her own upbringing. When their final daughter Mary was born she hired a cousin to act as nanny and general helpmeet and she felt this led to Mary becoming a kind and gracious soul. In the 1930s Winston became concerned about the rise of militarism in Germany and urged that Britain engage in rearmament to get ready for a looming war. When World War II broke out he was again appointed Lord of the Admiralty and soon after he took over as Prime Minister. Clementine redoubled her efforts to support him, often going out with him to inspect neighbourhoods devastated by the bombing. She also spearheaded efforts to revamp the bomb shelters so that people spending hours each day in them would have some amenities. Once it became clear that the people of Russia were suffering horribly from the war on the Eastern front, she organized a fund to raise money and supplies to ship to Russia. For her efforts she was thanked by the Russian government and was actually away on a trip there when VE day occurred. At home she had entertained notable Americans before the Americans joined the war and her efforts, according to this book, were largely responsible for the lend-lease program that provided much needed armaments and planes to Britain. Clementine was greatly hurt when she learned from Eleanor Roosevelt that Winston had told the Roosevelts when he visited Washington that Clementine "did not engage in any public activities or services of any sort." While still supporting her husband she takes on more independent roles for herself. The book ends with the end of the war in Europe which disappointed me somewhat as there was still much more to the Churchills' lives after that. Winston died in 1965, having served once more as prime minister from 1951 to 1955. Clementine lived until 1977 when she was 92, surviving all of her children except Mary. Surely there would have been lots of fodder for material in those 30 plus years.

I had not known before I read this that Winston Churchill was in the Liberal party for a time. He always seems to me the very picture of a Conservative politician. I was glad to know that Clementine did not really share his Conservative views. Her personal philosophy was much more concerned with human rights and support for the ordinary Briton and she was also supportive of the women's right to vote. I think I would have found much in common with her. ( )
  gypsysmom | Nov 19, 2021 |
Audible audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Sastre
3.5***

This work of historical fiction focuses on Lady Clementine Churchill, the woman beside (not behind) the man, Winston Churchill. As she has done with other subject, Benedict delves into research to bring this woman, whose role in history was previously unheralded, to light.

The novel follows the couple from their wedding day through several decades. Benedict was privileged to have access to many of the letters Winston and Clementine wrote to one another throughout their lives. This gave her insight into not just the historical facts, but their personal feelings for one another, and about the situations in which they found themselves. Lady Clementine emerges from the pages as a strong woman, with the courage of her convictions and easily able to stand up to (and for) the man in her life, helping Winston Churchill achieve the successes for which he is so well known. She was more than simply a witness to history, she helped to shape history.

I have a hard time, however, leaving behind my expectations of a modern-day woman who juggles career and motherhood with the expectations and restrictions of the era and society in which Clementine Churchill lived. That is my failing, not the author’s.

Elizabeth Sastre does a fine job of narrating the audiobook. She sets a good pace and has clear diction, so she was easily understandable, even when listening at double speed. ( )
  BookConcierge | Aug 13, 2021 |
I have read a number of the titles Benedict recommends on Clementine Churchill and although they touch on her war work it is not presented in the same way as this book. The emphasis is truly on Mrs. Churchill, warts and all, as a wife, mother and individual. She was a strong woman and accomplished much, but also suffered from depression which she gradually learned to control Theirs was a true love match, it was not always smooth but their love never faltered.

Her early life is covered but the emphasis is on her life with Winston Churchill until the end of World War II. She made a decision to put her husband before her children, and he put himself before everyone most of the time. The impact of this on the family clearly shows and it is only with Mary, her youngest daughter, raised by her nanny, that Lady Churchill develops a real adult relationship.

During the war she identified issues that have an impact on women and families and works to solve them. The first being the state of air raid shelters where people spent 12 - 14 hours a day. Her work with the Red Cross led to a project with the Russian Red Cross and in 1945 a six week tour there. She was received with much acclaim by all but Stalin. She also worked closely with her husband on his speeches and letters, preparing for foreign visitors and supporting Winston’s unsure side which he hides from others.

The partnership with the United States was crucial to the war effort and both before and after it’s entry into the war a great deal of time and attention by both Churchill’s was devoted to developing it. Roosevelt’s turning away from W. Churchill and Britain and toward Stalin and Russia in the last year and a half of the war was a bitter blow. More so to the Prime Minister, she had never developed a relationship with Roosevelt and in fact lacked trust in him. The country that had stood alone against Nazi Germany at the beginning of the war is once again alone at the end.

The author’s notes and acknowledgments are worth reading. They clearly show the depth of research she undertook. This is a historical fiction but it has a good foundation of fact.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewed June 26, 2021 ( )
  pmarshall | Jun 26, 2021 |
Good book about how much Churchill wife aided her husband. ( )
  pgabj | May 26, 2021 |
Lady Clementine: a Novel. Marie Benedict. 2020. This is an enjoyable, readable fictionalized biography of Winston Churchill’s wife, Clementine Hozier. Written in the first person, we follow Clementine’s life from her marriage until the end of World War II. Both Winston and Clementine came from dysfunctional families so theirs was dysfunctional too. The children were given over to nannies while Clementine did everything she could to help Winston further his career. She apparently served as a good buffer between Winston and his staff and helped him write and practice his speeches. Needless to say she suffered a lot of criticism, as did he. ( )
  judithrs | May 10, 2021 |
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New from Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling 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. 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 he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. 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. Praise for Lady Clementine: "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 "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 skillfully paints 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 Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis? "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 world events deserves to be acknowledged."?Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters.

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