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That Churchill woman : a novel, Stephanie Barron

Label
That Churchill woman : a novel
Title
That Churchill woman
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Barron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Paris Wife meets PBS's Victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of history's most remarkable women: Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie--reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire--lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph. When the nineteen-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, she's instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales. Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husband's rise in Parliament and her young son's difficult passage through boyhood. But as the family's influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky--diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. Their impossible affair only intensifies as Randolph Churchill's sanity frays, and Jennie--a woman whose every move on the public stage is judged--must walk a tightrope between duty and desire. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everything--even her son--and disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic. Breathing new life into Jennie's legacy and the gilded world over which she reigned, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult--and sometimes impossible--balance between love, freedom, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, one who altered the course of history"--
  • Agreeing to marry Randolph Churchill, the son of a duke she has known only three days, New Yorker Jennie Jerome was swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales. Lady Randolph Churchill quickly became a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shaped her husband's rise in Parliament and her young son's difficult passage through boyhood. As scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is drawn to Count Charles Kinsky-- diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. But as Randolph's sanity frays, Jennie must walk a tightrope between duty and desire. -- adapted from publisher info
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Barron, Stephanie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Randolph Spencer
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Americans
  • Adultery
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
That Churchill woman : a novel, Stephanie Barron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781524799564
Lccn
2018038263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033634816
  • (OCoLC)on1033634816
  • 984087
Label
That Churchill woman : a novel, Stephanie Barron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781524799564
Lccn
2018038263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033634816
  • (OCoLC)on1033634816
  • 984087

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