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Spy for the Queen of Scots

by Theresa Breslin

Spy for the Queen of Scots Synopsis

As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the jealous, manipulative Catherine de Medici, and Mary's own scheming half-brother, James - Jenny has always been fiercely loyal to her mistress. But when she overhears a mysterious whispered plot, closely followed by several unexplained deaths at court, she puts her own life in danger and turns spy for Mary. Jenny quickly realises not a soul at court can be trusted, and when she and Mary return to their Scottish homeland for Mary to claim her throne, they face even greater peril. Desperate to protect her friend from those who would slit her throat to steal her crown, while battling her feelings for the charismatic nobleman Duncan Alexander, Jenny becomes embroiled in a dangerous web of secrets, betrayals and lies.

Spy for the Queen of Scots Press Reviews

Gripping historical thriller from the brilliant Breslin -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller Full of passion, intrigue and deceit at the court of Queen Mary Sunday Express Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this carefully-crafted and exciting story, which offers up a thoughtful and intriguing portrait of the young Mary Queen of Scots Booktrust It is a thrilling tale, full of midnight escapes and daring rescues, and the fact that readers already know its sad outcome will not prevent them from thoroughly enjoying it Historical Novel Society Theresa Breslin sheds light on an eternally fascinating period in history revealing not only the splendour and politics of court but also the bloodthirsty savagery of war and rebellion. Magnificent LisaBooks

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385617055
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Theresa Breslin
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Theresa Breslin

THERESA BRESLIN is the Carnegie Medal winning author of over thirty books for children & young adults whose work has appeared on stage, radio and TV. Her books are hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. Remembrance, her top selling YA novel of youth in WW1, has now been reissued to include Book Notes. The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Divided City was shortlisted for ten book awards, winning two outright.

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