St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Featuring: Jeffrey Hudson
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Suspense Spy | Historical
A richly imagined, gorgeously written historical novel
featuring a unique hero: Jeffrey Hudson, a dwarf
tasked with spying on the beautiful but vulnerable queen
It's 1629, and King Charles I and his French queen
Henrietta Maria have reigned in England for less than
three years. Young dwarf Jeffrey Hudson is plunged into
the Stuart court when his father sells him to
the most hated man in England—the Duke of Buckingham.
Buckingham trains Jeffrey to be his spy in the
queen’s household, hoping to gain intelligence that will
help him undermine her influence with the king.
Desperately homesick, Henrietta Maria surrounds herself
with her "Royal Menagerie of Freaks and
Curiosities of Nature"—a "collection" consisting of a
giant, two other dwarves, a rope dancer, an
acrobat/animal trainer and now Jeffrey, who is dubbed
Dropped into this family of misfits, Jeffrey must
negotiate a labyrinth of court intrigue and his own
increasingly divided loyalties. For not even the plotting
of the Duke nor the dangers of a tumultuous
kingdom can order the heart of a man. Full of vibrant
period detail, Ella March Chase's The Queen's
Dwarf is a thrilling and evocative portrait of an
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