The Good Servant: From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping royal historical fiction romance novel to escape with in summer 2023!

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The Good Servant: From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping royal historical fiction romance novel to escape with in summer 2023!

The Good Servant: From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping royal historical fiction romance novel to escape with in summer 2023!

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She is married to the celebrity chef, Phil Vickery and lives with her family at Holmer Green in Buckinghamshire. This is a fictionalised story based on true events featuring Marion Crawford, Governess to Lilibet and Margaret for many years, who then ended up shunned by the Royal Family upon releasing her memoirs of life in the Royal household post her retirement.

I wouldn't say I was a fan of the royals but I really enjoyed this, I know it's purely fiction but it really felt you had a insite to what life was like for our Queen as a little girl.

Excerpt from the book: “The Glorious Twelfth is almost upon us and I am told that the grouse are plentiful and simply begging to be shot. This author, whether a rising star or a seasoned veteran, has crafted the pages that whisk readers away on this series' journey. A journalist and single mother of two, she can't believe her luck when she is spotted by a talent agent during an appearance on daytime TV show, Tart Talk. Marion Crawford, an ordinary but determined young woman, is given a chance to work at the big house as governess to two children, Lilibet and Margaret Rose. A warm, witty and wise debut about the ups and downs of life as a TV presenterWhen Christie Lynch, journalist and single mother of two, appears as a guest on a daytime TV talk show, she could never have imagined that it would lead to a new career.

The author paints a positive picture of a determined woman driven by her strong beliefs in the benefit of an education although occasionally she does come across as someone who thinks herself a cut above the other servants and maybe forgets as time goes on that is exactly what she is; a servant. I really enjoyed this book, fascinating reading although I know quite a lot of it is fiction it still rings true. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for defective goods. I have enjoyed Fern Britton's books in the past and this was a little different from her other reads but no less brilliant.Enjoyable fiction based on fact, this novel is centred on Marion Crawford, who was the governess to the Queen and Princess Margaret and made many sacrifices to be in this role. Balmoral, 1932Marion Crawford, an ordinary but determined young woman, is given a chance to work at the big house as governess to tw. These everyday activities had previously been inaccessible to the royal children and there is no doubt that Crawfie’s influence was the start of the modern royal family!

The book has an air of authenticity to it and Fern Britton has cleverly woven through the facts of an ordinary woman who suddenly has her life changed to the extraordinary and has to weigh up choices she hadn’t thought she had to face, with the consequences to choose which path she will go along and some of the mistakes made along the way. For years she’s kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they’ve been quietly eating away at her.This fictionalised account of a real story follows Marion Crawford, a young Scottish woman who finds herself becoming the governess for the tiny Princesses, Lilibet and Margaret, and follows her years with them, until an awful misunderstanding occurs, causing her to be cast out of the Royal fold, after many, many years of devoted service. Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular those working with and for women, children and childbirth. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Fern Britton re-enacted her handshake with the Queen on stage with Good Housekeeping’s Jackie Brown. Diana would be furious that there was that obvious split and that Harry’s been demoted and he was with his cousins.

After all, a marriage between them would join together two dynasties of Cornish fishing families to make one prosperous one. She is intent on studying child psychology at Glasgow University (would this have been open to women in the 1930s, or even available as a subject at all? A story based on true events, but still fictional, as, like most things, only those directly involved will ever know the true story. By using this Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms of Use.A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning and Ready Steady Cook, Fern is a much sought – after presenter most recently presenting, The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2), For What It’s Worth (BBC1), Culinary Genius with Gordon Ramsay (ITV) and her advent series Fern Britton Meets (BBC1). We don’t know if the queen (the queen mother) might have possibly helped things along with the book and maybe the King said no and she had to quickly do a U-turn. I loved the imagined conversations between Crawfie and nursery staff stalwarts Alah and Bobo and the way in which their relationship morphed into ones of mutual respect and fondness over the years. FYI, I really didn't like George and wish she had seen through his awfulness, and heeded the warnings she had been given. Indeed my knowledge of the scandal surrounding Marion Crawford’s (or Crawfie as she was better known) fall from grace was, I’m ashamed to say, nonexistent.



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