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

Holden, Wendy, (author.).

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In 1933, twenty-two-year-old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime, tutoring the little Princesses 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 their sheltered and privileged lives. At Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral, Marion defies stuffy protocol to take the princesses 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 twentieth-century history's most seismic events. The trauma of the Abdication, the glamour of the Coronation, the onset of World War II. She steers the little girls through it all, as close as a mother. During Britain's darkest hour, as Hitler's planes 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 present when Elizabeth first sets eyes on Philip. But being beloved confidante to the Windsors comes at huge personal cost. Marriage, children, her own views - all are compromised by proximity to royal glory. In this majestic story of love, sacrifice and allegiance, bestselling novelist Holden shines a captivating light into the years before Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.
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Hood River County Library LP FIC HOLDEN (Text) 33892100731349 Adult New Books Book None 05/13/2021 Checked out 06/23/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432879297
  • ISBN: 1432879294
  • Physical Description: 669 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print basic series."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references in Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.:
In 1933, twenty-two-year-old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime, tutoring the little Princesses 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 their sheltered and privileged lives. At Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral, Marion defies stuffy protocol to take the princesses 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 twentieth-century history's most seismic events. The trauma of the Abdication, the glamour of the Coronation, the onset of World War II. She steers the little girls through it all, as close as a mother. During Britain's darkest hour, as Hitler's planes 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 present when Elizabeth first sets eyes on Philip. But being beloved confidante to the Windsors comes at huge personal cost. Marriage, children, her own views - all are compromised by proximity to royal glory. In this majestic story of love, sacrifice and allegiance, bestselling novelist Holden shines a captivating light into the years before Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Childhood and youth > Fiction.
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002 > Childhood and youth > Fiction.
Crawford, Marion, 1909-1988 > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Royal governesses > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Crawford, Marion, 1909-1988.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
Princesses.
Royal governesses.
England.
Genre: Large type books.
Biographical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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