- Pub. Date: February 2011
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9781400069408
- ISBN: 1400069408
From the Publisher
July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There’s a dark, mute “presence” in the room that focuses on him with rapt concentration.It’s Mr. Chartwell.Soon after, in London, Esther Hammerhans, a librarian at the House of Commons, goes to answer the door to her new lodger. Through the glass she sees a vast silhouette the size of a mattress.It’s Mr. Chartwell.Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites the eminent statesman at the end of his career and the vulnerable young woman. But can they withstand Mr. Chartwell’s strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit?In this utterly original, moving, funny, and exuberant novel, Rebecca Hunt explores how two unlikely lives collide as Mr. Chartwell’s motives are revealed to be far darker and deeper than they at first seem.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
MR. CHARTWELL by Rebecca Hunt is a novel set in 1964 London.It is this author’s first novel.It is written with details.It has depression,strangers,sorrow,widows, intrigue,mental issues, a dog and saddness. It is two battles,one already lost and the other one has the possiblilty of being won.Depression can be strange, demanding and can overtake the person who is depressed. Although,something in this book did not work for me,it does tackle the sensitive issues of depression and mental issues.This book was reveceived for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at The Dial Press,an imprint of The Random House Publishing,Group.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn