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The Governess Reviews

The Governess by Wendy Holden

The Governess: Inspired by the true story

Wendy Holden

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1 review

Imprint: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publication date: 20 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781787394667

The fictionalised story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for seventeen years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II.

4 stars out of 5
1 Sep 2020

"intriguing fictionalisation of real-life events"

Holden's first foray into historical fiction sees Scottish educator and governess, Marion Crawford, enter the lives of the young princesses, Elizabeth and Mergaret, and the young nanny takes them under her wing. What was Marion doing there when she had intended to teach in the slums, and why was she shunned from the Royal family? This intriguing fictionalisation of real-life events offers a fascinating insight into the Queen's childhood.