Lady Clementine Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Lady Clementine


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492666912

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Lady Clementine Excerpt :

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 with 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 to expectations or to enemies. The perfect book for fans of: World War I historical fiction Novels about Women Heroes of WWI Novels about women hidden by history Biographical novels about the Churchills Recommended by People, USA Today, Glamour, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, and more! Also by Marie Benedict: The Only Woman in the Room The Other Einstein Carnegie's Maid

Lady Clementine Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Lady Clementine


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1432872788

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First Lady Book

First Lady


  • Author : Sonia Purnell
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781314708

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First Lady Excerpt :

From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills’ ‘wilderness years’ in the 1930s, to Clementine’s desperate efforts to preserve her husband’s health during the struggle against Hitler, this is the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history. Without Churchill’s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been ‘impossible without her’. Clementine was Winston’s emotional rock and his most trusted confidante; not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of war, but she exerted an influence over her husband and the Government that would appear scandalous to modern eyes. Yet her ability to charm Britain’s allies and her humanitarian efforts on the Home Front earned her deep respect, both behind closed doors in Whitehall and among the population at large. That Clementine should become Britain’s ‘First Lady’ was by no means pre-ordained. Born into impecunious aristocracy, her childhood was far from gilded. Her mother was a serial adulteress and gambler, who spent many years uprooting her children to escape the clutches of their erstwhile father, and by the time Clementine entered polite society she had become the target of cruel snobbery and rumours about her parentage. In Winston, however, she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself, and in his career she found her mission. Her dedication to his cause may have had tragic consequences for their children, but theirs was a marriage that changed the course of history. Now, acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union.

Clementine Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Clementine


  • Author : Sonia Purnell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698408203

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Clementine Excerpt :

“Engrossing…the first formal biography of a woman who has heretofore been relegated to the sidelines.”–The New York Times From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Woman of No Importance, a long overdue tribute to the extraordinary woman who was Winston Churchill’s closest confidante, fiercest critic and shrewdest advisor that captures the intimate dynamic of one of history’s most fateful marriages. Late in life, Winston Churchill claimed that victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible” without the woman who stood by his side for fifty-seven turbulent years. Why, then, do we know so little about her? In this landmark biography, a finalist for the Plutarch prize, Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine Churchill her due. Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine Hozier was the target of cruel snobbery. Many wondered why Winston married her, when the prime minister’s daughter was desperate for his attention. Yet their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. "You know,"Winston confided to FDR, "I tell Clemmie everything." Through the ups and downs of his tumultuous career, in the tense days when he stood against Chamberlain and the many months when he helped inspire his fellow countrymen and women to keep strong and carry on, Clementine made her husband’s career her mission, at the expense of her family, her health and, fatefully, of her children. Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship. Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world. "Sonia Purnell has at long last given Clementine Churchill the biography she deserves. Sensitive yet clear-eyed, Clementine tells the fascinating story of a complex woman struggling to maintain her own identity while serving as the conscience and principal adviser to one of the most important figures in history. I was enthralled all the

My Darling Clementine Book

My Darling Clementine


  • Author : Jack Fishwick
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789128758

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My Darling Clementine Excerpt :

My Darling Clementine: The story of Lady Churchill, first published in 1963, is a detailed look at the life of Clementine Churchill (née Hozier, 1885-1977) and her long (58 year) marriage to statesman Winston Churchill (1874-1965). Based on many years of interviews and research, the book paints an intimate portrait of the couple as the world went through the turbulent years of the 20th century. Clementine Churchill’s influence on her husband was immeasurable, and as Winston stated, “... I could never have succeeded without her.” Included are 16 pages of photographs. The book provides a uniquely moving and enthralling insight into the world of this inspiring woman.

Clementine Churchill Book

Clementine Churchill


  • Author : Sonia Purnell
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781319093

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Clementine Churchill Excerpt :

Foreword by Harriet Walter. Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell’s acclaimed biography, First Lady, including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs. Without Winston Churchill’s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, his role in the Second World War would have been impossible but for ‘Clemmie’. That Clementine should have become Britain’s First Lady was by no means preordained. She may have been born an aristocrat but her childhood was far from gilded. Deprived of affection, a secure home and sometimes even food on the table, by the time she entered high society she had become the target of cruel snobbery. Yet in Winston she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself; and in his career she found her mission. Theirs was a marriage that was to change the course of history. Clementine gave Winston confidence, conviction and counsel. Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of the war, she also exerted an influence over her husband and his governments that might be judged scandalous today. Her ability to manage this exceptional man, and to charm Britain’s allies, earned her the deep respect of world leaders, ministers, generals and critics alike. While her tireless work to alleviate suffering on the Home Front and abroad made her a champion to many in the population at large. From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills’ ‘wilderness years’ in the 1930s, to Clementine’s desperate efforts to sustain Winston during the struggle against Hitler, Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures continues to uncover the memory of one of the most remarkable women of modern times.

The Last Year of the War Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492173

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The Last Year of the War Excerpt :

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.

The Only Woman in the Room Book
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

The Only Woman in the Room


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492666875

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The Only Woman in the Room Excerpt :

The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

Winston and Clementine Book

Winston and Clementine


  • Author : Mary Soames
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 0618082514

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Winston and Clementine Excerpt :

Letters offer an intimate portrait of a remarkable partnership

The Mystery of Mrs  Christie Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Mystery of Mrs Christie


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492682738

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The Mystery of Mrs Christie Excerpt :

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "A stunning story... The ending is ingenious, and it's possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926."—The Washington Post The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926. In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her World War I veteran husband and her daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away. The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark historical fiction exploration into the shadows of the past, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such murky historical mysteries. What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators? Agatha Christie novels have withstood the test of time, due in no small part to Christie's masterful storytelling and clever mind that may never be matched, but Agatha Christie's untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all. Fans of The Secrets We Kept, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, and The Alice Network will enjoy this riveting saga of literary history, suspense, and love gone wrong. Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Marie Benedict: Lady Clementine The Only Woman in the Room Carnegie's Maid The Other Einstein

A Spy for Lady Clementine Book

A Spy for Lady Clementine


  • Author : Susanne Bellamy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781867247012

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A Spy for Lady Clementine Excerpt :

He's the King's man ... will he also be hers? The war with Bonaparte rages in France while the London Season is in full swing. Businessman William Ravenshoe plans to propose to Lady Clementine, but a secret interview at the War Office upsets his plans and he is immediately deployed to spy for the King. When Clementine's fiance goes missing before the announcement is made, she agrees to a fake engagement with his best friend to keep her parents happy. But where is Will, and why did he disappear right before their betrothal? Revised and updated. Previously published as Four Calling Cards in the 12 Rogues of Christmas anthology

The Wartime Sisters Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

The Wartime Sisters


  • Author : Lynda Cohen Loigman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250140722

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The Wartime Sisters Excerpt :

For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. "Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale "The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives. "One of my favorite books of the year." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece "A stirring tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of long-buried secrets.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday

Clementine Churchill Book

Clementine Churchill


  • Author : Mary Soames
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN 10 : 0618267328

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Clementine Churchill Excerpt :

The Churchills' youngest daughter recounts her mother's early life and her fifty-seven-year marriage to Winston Churchill, drawing on their letters to chronicle their private and public lives, in an updated biography. Winner of the Wolfson Prize. Reprint.

Bonjour Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Bonjour Girl


  • Author : Isabelle Laflèche
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2018-08-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459742024

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Bonjour Girl Excerpt :

Dating, fashion, and drama: Clementine never has a dull day at the Parsons School of Design. When Clementine Liu arrives in New York City to study at the Parsons School of Design, she knows that she’s found her place. It isn’t long before she meets her fashionista soulmate, the loud and charismatic Jake, and Jonathan, a dreamy fashion photographer who turns her world upside down. Between schoolwork and glitzy fashion shows, Clementine launches a blog, Bonjour Girl, and her wit, originality, and flair quickly catapult the site to cult status. Unfortunately, this comes with a price: Clementine is faced with online abuse and public humiliation. In the midst of all the drama, she finds out that a classmate is not what she seems, and Clementine has to find a way to save both her reputation and Jake’s fashion collection.

Clementine Loves Red Book

Clementine Loves Red


  • Author : Krystyna Boglar
  • Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782691181

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Clementine Loves Red Excerpt :

It's the end of the holidays for Mark, Annie and Pudding (real name: Derek). They've spent the summer in a cottage on the edge of a forest in the countryside, but they haven't had any really exciting adventures to tell their classmates back at school... Until, on their final visit to see the Frog King of a nearby pond, they find a frightened young girl crying in the woods. The curiously named Macadamia tells them she has lost Clementine, and so the three children set out on a quest to find her. But they are not the only ones looking for Clementine, and a storm is approaching, bringing with it a night full of surprises...