On Sale: October 2, 2007
Featuring: Eloise Rousell
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Fiction | Historical
A novel of the early years of Elizabeth Tudor-as told by
the spirited niece of her real-life governess.
Her name is Eloise Rousell.
Daughter of a well-bred lady and a strolling player, she
lived her early years in peaceful obscurity. But then her
father died-and her new stepfather wanted none of her. So
she was sent to her aunt, Kat Ashley-governess to the young
In the tumultuous household of the princess in exile,
Eloise finds her destiny-best friend, confidante, lady-in-
waiting, and favored seamstress of the fiery girl who would
become the greatest monarch of all time.
Through a decade of plots and counter-plots, tragedies and
triumphs, Eloise, like her aunt, is a constant in
Elizabeth's life. Risking her heart- and her head-in
service to the cause of seeing Elizabeth on the throne,
Eloise is a bright, brave, sprightly witness to history.
This is her story.
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