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A Humble Companion By Laurie Graham

A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham

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

A Humble Companion Summary

A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham

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.

A Humble Companion Reviews

'It's a perfect book for a sunny day in the garden ... Laurie Graham takes us once again into places we never thought we'd get to - and no matter how wonderful or horrible the people there are, they're always really touching and funny' Paul Magrs. 'Graham has an understated wit that catches the moment perfectly ... It's a book which will stand rereading' The Bookbag. 'Laurie Graham has proved herself in recent books to be a delightfully smart and sophisticated historical novelist, and in A Humble Companion she brings her sharp-eyed observation to bear on an intriguing Regency tale' Sunday Times. 'Finds the author at her sharpest and wittiest best ... Nellie is a character to love, and her eye on the world illuminating' Daily Mail. 'A fascinating book, it's very, very funny' Libby Purves. 'Laurie Graham has given us a determined heroine whose vividly rendered voice can make the reader laugh, and then on the next sentence, catch a breath with emotion ... thoroughly recommended' Historical Novel Society. 'Funny, fascinating and profoundly moving. I savoured every sentence' Freya North. 'A portrait of the riotous, tragicomic, dysfunctional, bonkers Royal family of poor George III and his children ... their behaviour makes you realise that Prince Harry is a quiet little chap who never puts a foot wrong ... Fascinating, very, very funny, ultimately humane' Marian Keyes. 'Both history and fiction are extremely well served here; Graham has conjured up a quite beautiful tale' Woman's Way magazine.

About Laurie Graham

Laurie Graham, a former journalist, is the author of several acclaimed novels. The most recent are The Importance of Being Kennedy, Life According to Lubka and At Sea. She lives in Dublin.

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A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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