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Summary

Sunday Times best-selling Fern Britton returns.      

Don’t miss the sweeping new summer audiobook from Fern Britton. 

©2022 Fern Britton (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Loved it.

Great read, enjoyed it all the way through. Love Fern Britton and her writing. Another great book.

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loved this audio book

I could not put this audiobook down . Thoroughly enjoyed every word from start to Finnish.

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A splendid account of different times

So interesting, an insight into the lives of the royal family and the governess for the two princesses. Extremely well researched and delivered in this warm account.

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Excellent believable story

As a life long Royalist I look at them now as just ordinary people in an extremely privileged situation. Crawfie did not deserve the shun they gave her and her cunning feckless husband!

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Great!

I loved learning about ‘Crawfy’ what a lovely loyal lady. So sad to hear about her loyalty being destroyed. She was wrongly dismissed. Thank you Fern for giving us a great read 🙂

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An interesting, well written book. Narrated beautifully

I was surprised by the fact that I enjoyed this book so much. Firstly because, although I am fond of Fern Britton as a presenter, I had never before considered her an author. Secondly, although written as a fictional account of historic events in the lives of the royal family, there were clearly some factual elements. Lastly, I felt drawn into the character of Miss Crawford from very early in the story and remained attached to it, throughout. I felt her emotion. Her joy, discomfort, disappointment, suffering and pain. I felt empathy for her: her sacrifices and her desire to please everyone. Ultimately, I felt saddened by the tragic loneliness and despair that she felt, in her final years.
Of course, even the best books can be spoiled if narrated by the wrong person, however, Karlyn Stephen was fabulous. Her soft scottish accent, clear diction and ability to convey the story with the right amount of emphasis, in all the right places, made her the perfect choice for this book.
It is not often that I enjoy a book so much. I thoroughly recommend it.

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Great story based on real events

The story is great but the reader is Scottish, which although gives some characters more depth, grated when she was reading parts for the royal family. I wish Fern Britton had read it herself… she has a wonderful voice

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A royal tale

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Performances were all excellent. Well done to Fern for a fascinating story

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crawfie

I enjoyed this book . it was really well narrated too. Thank you Fern 😊

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Lovely story

Such an interesting take on the possibility of one person’s life. Definitely worth a listen.