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Marie Benedict, author of Lady Clementine

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.

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

March 2020

LADY CLEMENTINE by Marie Benedict takes readers into the life of Winston Churchill’s wife. As the book opens, Churchill is still climbing and positioning himself in government. While he is perceived as a leader, it is still early in his career. A decision during World War I places his path forward in jeopardy, but Clementine is by his side helping him navigate his way back into power.

At a time when few women are involved with government, she is right there with him in both formal meetings and informal discussions. Her avant-garde ways ensure that many on Churchill’s staff have to adjust themselves to her. They are not used to a spouse asserting herself. She has to win over Jock Colville, Churchill’s trusted private secretary, and others.

Week of July 6, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of July 6th include Chandler Baker's adult debut, WHISPER NETWORK, an instant New York Times bestseller that, according to Reese Witherspoon and her book club, is "a workplace murder mystery that happens in today’s #MeToo era. It’s honest, timely and completely thrilling --- I was so surprised to find out who the murderer was!"; THE DEARLY BELOVED by Cara Wall, a gorgeous, wise and provocative novel that traces two married couples whose lives become entangled when the husbands become co-pastors at a famed New York city congregation in the 1960s; THREE WOMEN, a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting from Lisa Taddeo; Richard Russo's first stand-alone novel in a decade, CHANCES ARE..., a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship; and LADY CLEMENTINE, an incredible novel from Marie Benedict that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.