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ISBN: 9781780875484 - A Humble Companion
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A Humble Companion

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Laurie Graham

ISBN: 9781780875484
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Edition: UK airports ed


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A rich historical novel spanning 60 years based on real characters whose story is told by a wryly witty narrator.

 

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Meet Nellie Welche - companion to royalty and keeper of secrets ...Nellie Welche is the daughter of a high-ranking steward in the household of Prinnie, Prince of Wales. In 1788, at the age of twelve, she's 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, from poor mad George to safe and steady Victoria, Nellie is the sharp-penned narrator of a changing world and the unchanging, cloistered lives of Princess Sofy and her sisters. Nellie 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.
 
 

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