A novel that captures feverish infatuation, devastating betrayal and the glimpse of a legendary moment in history; Clairmont is an absorbing, intoxicating page-turner about a woman who deserves to be remembered.
A sensitive, beautifully told fictionalisation that gives a voice to one of literature's greatest muses.
Clairmont is a fascinating journey into the dark underbelly of Romanticism. I was gripped, horrified and enlightened - and in awe of a woman who risked such pain and sorrow to 'mix in the throng'
Clairmont is an intimate and enlightening tale of one of Romanticism's forsaken muses - artfully told in beautiful prose, a story that lingers in the mind far beyond the last page
Clairmont is a beautifully written unveiling of a character who deserves to be as remembered as Byron and Shelley. A delightfully haunting gem of a story.
A must for all lovers of historical fiction. Clairmont is a true-life story of hope, passion, and regrets with Claire Clairmont (step sister of the writer Mary Shelley) enduring against all odds after an ill-starred affair with the poet, Byron.
Riveting - a clever portrait of a fascinating, flawed heroine.
A must-read. McDowell brings Claire to vivid, embodied life; a flirtatious, flawed woman fighting for her place in a man's world.
A spellbinding retelling
Claire Clairmont hasn't often been given her due and McDowell restores her to thrilling, palpitating life.
Clairmont emerges as a brave and sympathetic heroine in this engrossing novel
Beautifully written, Clairmont tells the sensuous hidden story of an influential historic woman.