The Governess: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Wendy Holden (author)
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The real-life royal tutor, Marion Crawford, deftly recreated in a sweeping saga of privilege and betrayal across the most pivotal decades of the twentieth century.
Exclusive Edition - Featuring an exclusive piece called How The Governess was born
She Came From Nothing . . . and Raised a Queen
The drama of the Abdication, the glamour of the Coronation, the trauma of World War II - Marion Crawford, affectionately known as Crawfie, stood by the side of the royal family through it all.
In 1933, a progressive young teacher became governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Determined to give her pupils a fun and normal childhood, she took them on buses, swimming at public baths and Christmas shopping at Woolworths.
For seventeen years she served at the heart of the royal family. But her devotion and loyalty counted for nothing when a perceived betrayal brought everything crashing down.
This sweeping, sumptuous novel brings her long-buried story to life and shines a completely new and captivating light into the world's most famous family.
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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“Such an interesting read...”
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. It's certainly not the usual type of book that I would have purchased but I can honestly say that I was entirely gripped throughout.
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Absolutely loving this book, the story is so gripping and just invites you in to read further into the story.
You definitely won’t be disappointed reading The Governess.
“An absolute treat”
The minute I heard about this book I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. As a lifelong royalist I enjoy anything relating to the Royal Family and this fictionalised account of the life of Marion Crawford, who for 17... More
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