The Royal Nanny

The Royal Nanny
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062420631
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family—a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes. April, 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. . . . So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte—LaLa, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. LaLa knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection. But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love—the kind of love his parents won’t…or can’t…show him. From Britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history. The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction—an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.

The Royal Nanny

The Royal Nanny
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0606389245
Available:
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Lala," as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince."

The Royal Nanny

The Royal Nanny
Author: Karen S. Harper
Pages: 371
ISBN: 1683310659
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: William Morrow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Lala", as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince".

The Little Princesses

The Little Princesses
Author: Marion Crawford
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781466831902
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Release: 2003-04-10
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once upon a time, in 1930s England, there were two little princesses named Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Their father was the Duke of York, the second son of King George V, and their Uncle David was the future King of England. We all know how the fairy tale ended: When King George died, "Uncle David" became King Edward VIII---who abdicated less than a year later to marry the scandalous Wallis Simpson. Suddenly the little princesses' father was King. The family moved to Buckingham Palace, and ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth became the heir to the crown she would ultimately wear for over fifty years. The Little Princesses shows us how it all began. In the early thirties, the Duke and Duchess of York were looking for someone to educate their daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, then five- and two-years-old. They already had a nanny---a family retainer who had looked after their mother when she was a child---but it was time to add someone younger and livelier to the household. Enter Marion Crawford, a twenty-four-year-old from Scotland who was promptly dubbed "Crawfie" by the young Elizabeth and who would stay with the family for sixteen years. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be "Royal," while attempting to show them a bit of the ordinary world of underground trains, Girl Guides, and swimming lessons. The Little Princesses was first published in 1950 to a furor we cannot imagine today. It has been called the original "nanny diaries" because it was the first account of life with the Royals ever published. Although hers was a touching account of the childhood of the Queen and Princess Margaret, Crawfie was demonized by the press. The Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account, never spoke to her again. Reading The Little Princesses now, with a poignant new introduction by BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, offers fascinating insights into the changing lives and times of Britains royal family.

Nanny in a Book

Nanny in a Book
Author: Louise Heren,Susan McMillan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781409034667
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Release: 2011-04-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The English nanny is an institution. The image of the smartly uniformed, traditional nanny features in many books and films and there is something rather comforting about the idea of a 'no nonsense', nurturing and sensible childcare expert looking after your family. For over a century, Norland Nannies have cared for royal and celebrity families and are the best, most respected nannies in the world. Now their clear advice and straightforward methods - tried and tested on thousands of families - are brought together for the first time. Nanny in a Book is a practical companion to childcare that will help you with: * Setting up your nursery * Sleeping, weaning and potty training * Teaching your child good manners and behaviour * Nursing common ailments from sore tummies to measles * Organising a fabulous birthday party. Full of Nanny's top tips and personal stories, Nanny in a Book will become a trusted guide and a treasured companion - the next best thing to Mary Poppins herself sweeping in on the East wind and turning up on your doorstep.

The Governess

The Governess
Author: Wendy Holden
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1787394662
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Governesstells the story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for seventeen years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II. A long time member of the Windsors' inner circle, Marion had a ringside seat to some of the most seismic events of the 20th century. The castles and palaces may have housed a family frozen in time, but outside poverty and unemployment were breeding unrest in 1930s Britain, with Hitler's ascent looming. If royalty was to survive, it must draw closer to the people. And so Marion took the princesses on tubes and buses, swimming at public baths, Christmas shopping at Woolworth's. Marion's devotion meant personal sacrifices, and years of dedication counted for nothing once she published The Little Princesses, a loving, harmless account of life as a royal governess. It earned Marion the Windsors' lasting fury. This is a look into the childhood of the world's longest reigning monarch: a story of conflict and contradiction, of state dinners and hunger marches, of a left-winger amongst the ultimate conservatives, of a modern woman in an ancient institution.

The Playboy Prince and the Nanny

The Playboy Prince and the Nanny
Author: Donna Alward
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781250142535
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Swerve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prince Diego Navarro is the “spare” to his brother's "heir". While Raoul performs his crown prince duties with the appropriate sense of nobility and poise, Diego’s garnered a bit of a reputation as a playboy - despite the good he does behind the scenes with his favorite charities. But when tragedy strikes and his sister-in-law is killed in a car accident, Diego knows it's time for the playboy to step up. If not for his brother, then for his niece and nephew, who now find themselves without a mother. Which is where Rose Walters comes in. Rose isn't intimidated by money or glitz. The veteran nanny has worked for the rich and minimally famous, but a manor house is no comparison to a castle... or the handsome princes who live there. However, the worst thing she could possibly do is fall for the gorgeous playboy with a surprising heart of gold. He’s a prince; she’s the help. He lives in the tabloids; she loves her privacy. But when her two darling charges start to play matchmaker, Diego and Rose don’t stand a chance. The Playboy Prince and the Nanny is the first book in Donna Alward's royal duology.

The Queen s Governess

The Queen s Governess
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101184622
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Release: 2010-01-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of Mistress Shakespeare delivers the epic tale of Elizabeth I's most trusted companion—a commoner who lived among royals.... Katherine Ashley, the clever, beguiling daughter of a poor country beekeeper, catches the attention of powerful, ambitious Thomas Cromwell—henchman for King Henry VIII. Cromwell secures for Kat a place in the royal court, but as a reluctant spy. Plunged into a treacherous game of shifting alliances, Kat is entrusted by Anne Boleyn to protect her daughter, Elizabeth. In the face of exile, assassination attempts, imprisonment, and a romantic flirtation that could cost the young princess dearly, Kat will risk everything—even her own secret love—for her bright, clever Elizabeth.

The Royal Nanny

The Royal Nanny
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 535
ISBN: 1410492559
Available:
Release: 2016-10-19
Editor: Thorndike Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Lala," as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince."

Six Years at the Russian Court

Six Years at the Russian Court
Author: Margaret Eager
Pages: 204
ISBN:
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Ravenio Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Margaret Eager (1863 — 1936), was the Irish nanny to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, from 1898 to 1904. This classic, written in 1906, contains the following chapters: 1. Concerning My Journey 2. Concerning the Winter Palace 3. Concerning St. Petersburg 4. Concerning St. Petersburg 5. Concerning Easter 6. Concerning Peterhoff 7. Concerning Father John 8. A Glimpse of Poland 9. The Rough Life of the Russian Peasantry 10. Searching for the Magic Bloom 11. A Russian Christmas 12. Life in the Kremlin 13. In Belovege 14. The Young Officer and the Dolls 15. The Little Prison Opener 16. My First Meeting With the King 17. Lost in the Forest 18. Concerning the Children 19. Chersonese 20. The Priest 21. Princess Ella 22. The Outbreak of War 23. The Russian Soldiers 24. Attacks on the Czar’s Life 25. Social Life in Russia 26. Post Office Vagaries in Russia 27. The True Story of Kishineff 28. The Russian Clergy 29. More About the Children 30. Education in Russia 31. The Birth of an Heir

The Dragon Nanny

The Dragon Nanny
Author: C. L. G. Martin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0689714513
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Release: 1991
Editor: Aladdin Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An elderly woman who loses her job as a caretaker to the king's children ends up taking care of a dragon family.

Crowned The Palace Nanny

Crowned  The Palace Nanny
Author: Marion Lennox
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781426842931
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Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raising the heir to the throne is nanny Elsa Murdoch's dream job—she loves little Princess Zoe and protects her like a lioness. Enter magnificent Prince Stefanos! Stefanos throws everything up in the air, and Elsa is not pleased. Yet suddenly she's required to attend royal banquets by his side, ditching her nanny uniform for gowns and jewels. Is Elsa being transformed from hired help to Her Royal Highness?

William and Harry

William and Harry
Author: Ingrid Seward
Pages: 310
ISBN: 1559706902
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Release: 2003
Editor: Arcade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a dual portrait of the young princes of England, describing the challenges of growing up in the spotlight, dealing with their parents' breakup and mother's tragic death, and their relationships with the royal family and each other.

Drowning Tides

Drowning Tides
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460396407
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Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danger is never far off… When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she had no idea it would endanger her life—and the life of her daughter. But when the little girl goes missing from her South Florida home and Nick insists his longtime nemesis is to blame, Claire frantically follows the trail to the Cayman Islands, desperate to save her daughter before it's too late. Nick always knew the man who staged his father's "suicide" was out to get him, but kidnapping the child of someone he cares about is despicable. Finding the billionaire criminal is one thing—meeting his demands in order to save Claire's daughter is quite another. What he wants threatens their professional and personal interests beyond imagination…but what choice do they have when a child's life is on the line?

Falling Darkness

Falling Darkness
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460396599
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Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the mercy of a treacherous sea… Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this—the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope, seven frightened people huddled in two small rafts awaiting a rescue that may never come. Especially when three of them are your ex-husband, your young daughter—and the man you love, Nick Markwood, whose pursuit by a criminal mastermind forced you all to run in the first place. When the bedraggled crew finally reaches dry land, they are still far from safe. Nick tries to secure transport to their witness-protection placement, urging everyone to stick to the identities laid out for them. They don't need any complications. But when danger follows them to their supposed safe haven, Claire and Nick no longer know who is helping or harming them. Racked by doubt and mistrust, still hunted, they must band together—or fall.

American Duchess

American Duchess
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062748348
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Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before there was Meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American Duchess. Perfect for readers of Jennifer Robson and lovers of Downton Abbey. Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her “The Wedding of the Century” to the Duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold.” On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare,” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last…? From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman’s quest to attain independence—at any price.

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom
Author: Omid Scobie,Carolyn Durand
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780063046122
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. Finding Freedom is complete with full color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments. When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines—from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives—few know the true story of Harry and Meghan. For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can. With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

The Royal Nanny

The Royal Nanny
Author: Karen Harper
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0606389245
Available:
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Lala," as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince."

From Cradle to Crown

From Cradle to Crown
Author: Charlotte Zeepvat
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0750930748
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the wealthiest and most fashionable families across the world wanted British women to run their nurseries and educate their children. This text is a detailed, fascinating, humorous and tragic account of the women who ran royal nurseries and educated kings' children.

Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen
Author: Bryan Kozlowski
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1684425441
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Turner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the first time, step behind palace doors to unlock the little-known secrets behind the Queen's remarkable self-preservation and continued radiance. Extensively researched and delightfully revelatory, it's the story of how one strong queen can make stronger, happier, healthier subjects of us all.