Governess: The unknown childhood of the most famous woman who ever lived by Wendy Holden

‘A beautifully woven and
exquisitely detailed story’ HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of
Auschwitz
n’A hugely entertaining, emotionally satisfying story
of love and loyalty’DAILY MAIL
n’A poignant, fictional reimagining
of a woman condemned by history, with plenty of modern-day echoes’MAIL ON
SUNDAY
n___________
nShe Came From Nothing . . . and
Raised a Queen
nThe 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.
nIn 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.
nFor 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.
nThis
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.
n___________
n’Brilliantly researched . . . I
was completely absorbed and transported’ ADELE PARKS, author of Just My
Luck
n’Compelling characters and a wonderful blend of historical
accuracy and real narrative drive . . . a heart-breaking study of loyalty and
love’ SALLY MORRIS, Daily Mail
n'[A] beautifully researched and
captivating novel . . . Wendy Holden’s tender and intimate portrait of
Lilibet, the future Queen Elizabeth II, is masterly’ RACHEL HORE
n’I adored this wonderful book. What a great story Wendy Holden has
told’ JILLY COOPER
n’A great book for escaping into . . . I loved
this!’ KATIE FFORDE
n’Sensitive, funny and fascinating – this
masterful novel gives the reader fly-on-the-wall privileges into the early
life of the Queen’ FREYA NORTH
n’A brilliantly imagined and
poignant novel . . . of sacrifice, deep affection, strained loyalties and
divided English society in the post-Downton Abbey era’ ELIZABETH BUCHAN
n’An intimate view of the royal family at a time of great uncertainty
and change . . . Marion Crawford’s dedication to her charges, as well as her
passion for education and reform, shines through the pages’ CHANEL
CLEETON
n’Wendy Holden absolutely delivers in this perfect blend
of story and history . . . Lovers of The Crown series on Netflix will adore
this!’ SUSAN MEISSNER
n’I loved, loved, LOVED this book and if it
isn’t adapted for the screen, I’ll eat my crown!’ ERICA JAMES

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Weight 386 g
Dimensions 129 × 30 × 198 mm
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Format

Paperback

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ISBN

1787396606

Condition

Used Good

Language

English

Pages

424

Year Published

2021

Publisher

Welbeck Publishing

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