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The Governess

The Governess

Inspired by the True Story

by Wendy Holden
Paperback
Publication Date: 10/06/2021
RRP  $20.75 $20.50

As the royal governess, Marion Crawford played a major role in shaping the childhood and subsequent world-view of Queen Elizabeth II, but her story is largely unknown and has never been explored in much depth. The Governess brings 'Crawfie' to life.

If you loved The Crown you will love The Governess.

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.

ISBN:
9781787396609
9781787396609
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
10-06-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Welbeck Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm

'A beautifully woven and exquisitely detailed story'
- HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

'Brilliantly researched . . . I was completely absorbed and transported'
- ADELE PARKS, author of Just My Luck

Wendy Holden

Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

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