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A Humble Companion

Laurie Graham

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Fiction, Historical fiction

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

A rich historical novel based on real characters detailing the life-long friendship between a royal princess and a commoner in which dangerous secrets must be kept and loyalty is tested to the limits.

Nellie's life changes forever when she becomes companion to Princess Sophia, daughter of mad King George III and Queen Charlotte. Taken into the heart of the family, Nellie is privy to the innermost secrets of the rotten House of Hanover.

From the first rumblings of the French Revolution to the beginnings of the railway age, Nellie charts their story as she and Sofy support each other through the ups and downs of their extraordinary lives.

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Laurie Graham

Laurie Graham is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and contributing editor of She magazine. The author of several acclaimed novels, most recently The Grand Duchess of Nowhere and The Night in Question (2015), Laurie lives in Dublin. Visit her website at

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