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A Humble Cmpanion

Large Print
(464 Pages)
Product Number: LP2832
Released: 01 Dec, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471216381
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Meet Nellie Welche, companion to royalty; keeper of secrets… In 1788, Nellie Welche, at the age of twelve, is proposed as a suitably humble companion to Princess Sophia, one of George III's enormous brood of children. Nellie and Sofy become friends for life. From the first rumblings of revolution in France to the exciting, modern times of gas light and steam trains, Nellie is the sharp-penned narrator of a changing world and the cloistered lives of the princesses. Yet, she proves to be more a hawk-eyed witness than a Humble Companion, as her memoir lifts the lid on the House of Hanover's secrets and lies.

Author(s): Laurie Graham
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2012

Professional reviews

"‘Funny, fascinating and profoundly moving, I savoured every sentence’ FREYA NORTH 'With her usual wit and insight, Laurie Graham opens up a whole world of palaces and castles, of prurience and prudishness, and the restrictions and limitations of being born royal and female' DAILY MAIL ‘Laurie Graham takes us once again into places we never thought we'd get to' PAUL MAGRS"

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