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  1. says:

    The Royal Governess is focused on the childhood years of ueen Elizabeth II In 1933 a new governess is hired Marion Crawford She is tasked with tutoring Elizabeth and Margaret Rose Her main charge is to bring normalcy to their young livesMario

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    Me way too many books about the 1930s and WWII will never read another oneAlso me will read literally anything about the House of Windsor all of which are set in the 1930s and 40s

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    This is an insight into ueen Elizabeths early years growing up in Royal life with her sister Princess Margaret and the Kin

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    This book popped up on my radar in the early summer and I have been looking forward to it ever since Like many I love all things royal and ueen Elizabeth has been such a mysterious figure for me I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her growing up not expecting to be ueen only to have the position

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    More on Chill and readTwenty two year old Marion Crawford is determined to become a teacher in the slums She wants to educate the poor and help them live a better life Instead she is summoned by the Duchess of York to become the governess of her daughters What she initially thought to be a temporary position ended up a lifetime role bearin

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    A very interesting well told story Lots of things to consider and learn here

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    Thanks to Berkley for an advance reader's copy for honest review35 4ish stars As someone who is always interested in royalty I've had a passing awareness of Marion Crawford and in The Royal Governess readers get to see her story as the longtime governess to Elizabeth that's ueen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret and she's notorious for writing a memoir of her time with the family despite objections This starts out before Marion has began

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    I love historical fiction that introduces you to someone you knew nothing Being a fan of The Crown TV series i am always looking for great historical fiction based on the Royals In 1933 twenty two year old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime tutoring the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose Her one stip

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    The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden was a really great way to hold me over while I wait for episodes of The Crown to air sometime maybe who knows it's a pandemic right now Since The Crown starts with the ueen's ascension to the throne and skims past her childhood I really enjoyed getting that part filled in here especially from the perspective of her surprisingly liberal governess and her pretty darn tragic life It was both diff

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    4 starsBefore this book I did not know the story of Marion Crawford I am so glad that Wendy Holden has written a fictional novel based on the real facts about Crawfie and her life with the royal family For 17 years she was the governess of then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret A story of a remarkable woman whose own kindness was ultimately her downfall Marion Crawford was a woman before her time a feminist an academic and

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Rown Jewels are hidden in a biscuit tin Afterwards she is there when Elizabeth first sets eyes on Philip But being beloved governess and confidante to the Windsor family has come at a cost She puts her private life on hold until released from royal service following Princess Elizabeth’s marriage in In a majestic story of love sacrifice and allegiance bestselling novelist Holden shines a captivating light into the years before ueen Elizabeth II took the throne as immortalized on the popular television series The Crown The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden was a really great way to hold me over while I wait for episodes of The Crown to air sometime maybe who knows it s a pandemic right now Since The Crown starts with the ueen s ascension to the throne and skims past her childhood I really enjoyed getting that part filled in here especially from the perspective of her surprisingly liberal governess and her pretty darn tragic life It was both different and still exactly what I needed to give me my royal family fix It gave insight into the life of royalty but also examined the ironies of their way of life and how it affects all the lesser people around them It was very well written well researched and really held my attention while encompassing nearly all of this woman s adult life It s definitely not the happiest of reads because this woman s life was not very happy but she contributed a lot to the childhood of the woman who is now our ueen and reading about what she did and experienced was definitely worth it

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Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden brings to life the unknown childhood years of one of the world’s most iconic figures ueen Elizabeth II and reveals the little known governess who made Britain’s ueen into the monarch we know today In twenty two year old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime tutoring their Royal Highnesses 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 the sheltered and privileged lives Th The Royal Governess is focused on the childhood years of ueen Elizabeth II In 1933 a new governess is hired Marion Crawford She is tasked with tutoring Elizabeth and Margaret Rose Her main charge is to bring normalcy to their young livesMarion defies court rules by taking the girls on the train swimming and even public shopping at Woolworth s The book also covers the time during the war when Marion must help keep the girls safe and distracted in uncertain times She s also there when Elizabeth first meets PhilipFans of The Crown will want to pick this beautiful book up It s a different perspective on the royal family and Marion is charming character to follow who makes many personal sacrifices to care for her charges The Royal Governess is an insightful enjoyable read and I definitely want to read books by this author and learn about Marion Crawford s lifeI received a gifted copy All opinions are my ownMany of my reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom and instagram wwwinstagramcomtarheelreader

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E Royal MOBI #224 of the two young princesses At Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle and Balmoral Marion defies oppressive court protocol to take the girls 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 the upheaval of the Abdication and the glamour and drama of the Coronation During the war as Hitler’s Heinkels fly over Windsor she shelters her charges in the castle dungeons not far from where the C More on Chill and readTwenty two year old Marion Crawford is determined to become a teacher in the slums She wants to educate the poor and help them live a better life Instead she is summoned by the Duchess of York to become the governess of her daughters What she initially thought to be a temporary position ended up a lifetime role bearing the huge responsibility of tutoring the two little princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose one of which was destined to become the ueen of EnglandThe Scottish woman goes from her little house to the Buckingham Palace the Windsor Castle and Balmoral defying court protocol and trying to bring some sense of normality into the princesses lives especially that of little Elizabeth A ride on the tube a visit at the museum Christmas shopping at Woolworth s maybe be something of the ordinary for the average citizen but it was than extraordinary for the princess And Marion Crawford did her best to show all this to her young little princessAs Wendy Holden writes in her author s note she once came across with Crawford s memoir The Little Princesses That book is said to be written after Crawford was retired and under encouragement by her husband a bank manager who seemed to have expected for his wife from the royal family It seems though that Holden has done her research well and has managed to create a wonderful fiction novel based on true historical events and figuresThe main character in the book is Marion Crawford and all the story is told from her point of view We therefore get to know all her deepest thoughts all her secrets everything that she ever wanted and ever tried for She considered herself a modern woman with a modern haircut wearing modern cloths made by her mother She was studying to become a teacher in a patriarchal society where schools were only for boys and teachers were men with dusty minds She wanted to change that She wanted to bring much change than that to her country So she was convinced that the best way to do that was to shape the minds of those in high places She thought she could do it She really fought for it She had achieved uite so many things until war broke and Elizabeth grew and she understood she could not fight royal protocol and win all the fightsI really loved how I got to see that insight on the royal family and the early age of ueen Elizabeth II It may be a work of fiction but still the character built is so uniue giving every bit of information possible about the real people ueen Elizabeth II is protruded as a very clever child one that understood than the people around her realized She was so keen on getting any kind of information she could and she would use that information to understand how the world spins Always on a good way and always appreciating what was given to her Or at least to some point People that were raised up having everything and a uniue social status sometimes fail to understand a few basic things in lifeI really loved Marion the main character of the book as well as I loved little Elizabeth Holden s writing style is captivating and if you like historical fiction of royal stories you are bound to love this one too The Governess is coming out in Britain on August 20 2020 by Welbeck