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The royal governess : a novel of Queen Elizabeth II's childhood / Wendy Holden.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Degenstein Community Library FIC HOLDEN (Text) 35031301165770 Adult Fiction Checked Out 12/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593101322
  • ISBN: 0593101324
  • Physical Description: 424 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden brings to life the unknown childhood years of one of the world's most iconic figures, Queen Elizabeth II, and reveals the little-known governess who made Britain's queen into the monarch we know today. In 1933, twenty-two-year-old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime, tutoring their Royal Highnesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Her one stipulation to their parents the Duke and Duchess of York is that she bring some doses of normalcy into the sheltered and privileged lives of the two young princesses. At Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Balmoral, Marion defies oppressive court protocol to take the girls on tube trains, swimming at public baths, and on joyful Christmas shopping trips at Woolworth's. From her ringside seat at the heart of the British monarchy she witnesses the upheaval of the Abdication and the glamour and drama of the 1937 Coronation. During the war, as Hitler's Heinkels fly over Windsor, she shelters her charges in the castle dungeons (not far from where the Crown Jewels are hidden in a biscuit tin). Afterwards, she is there when Elizabeth first sets eyes on Philip. But being beloved governess and confidante to the Windsor family has come at a cost. She puts her private life on hold until released from royal service following Princess Elizabeth's marriage in 1947. In a majestic story of love, sacrifice, and allegiance, bestselling novelist Holden shines a captivating light into the years before Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, as immortalized on the popular television series The Crown"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Fiction.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Childhood and youth > Fiction.
Crawford, Marion, 1909-1988 > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Royal governesses > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Novels.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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