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The Governess - Wendy Holden

The Governess - Wendy Holden

Title: The Governess

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Wendy Holden

ISBN:  9781787394667

Weight:  990 g

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The Governess by Wendy Holden

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

[A] beautifully researched and captivating novel…  Wendy Holden’s tender and intimate portrait of Lilibet, the future Queen Elizabeth II, is masterly.

Rachel Hore, author of Last Letter Home

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

A brilliantly imagined and poignant novel… of sacrifice, deep affection, strained loyalties and divided English society in the post-Downton Abbey era.

Elizabeth Buchan, author of The Museum of Broken Promises

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Governess
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
Imprint Welbeck Fiction
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781787394667
ISBN 10 1787394662
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 419
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 40mm
Packed weight 1.119kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Laurie Fletcher
Jacket design Alexandra Allden
Jacket photographs Shelley Richmond / Trevillion Images (woman)
Alamy (Balmoral)

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