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Brilliantly researched... I was completely absorbed and transported

Adele Parks, author of Just My Luck



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.

Meet the Author - Wendy Holden

Number one bestseller Wendy Holden was a journalist before becoming an author. She worked on the Mail on Sunday, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler and the Sunday Times before becoming a full-time author.

Her critically acclaimed novels have sold over 3 million copies and scored ten consecutive top tens. She is a former judge and chairman of judges for the Costa novel award. Wendy reviews books regularly for the Daily Mail and writes features for a variety of publications.

Educated at Cambridge where she read English, Wendy holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Derby. She is married with two teenage children.

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