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Spy for the Queen of Scots

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552560758
  • 9780552560757
  • 406,475

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"A gripping historical thriller from the brilliant Breslin" -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *show more

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.show more

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Secrets. Betrayal. Murder. Love. The beautiful Lady Ginette – known as Jenny – is lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots. Growing up with Mary at the elegant but ruthless French royal court, Jenny is fiercely loyal to her mistress – and, on overhearing a whispered plot, turns spy for the young queen. Jenny quickly realizes that not a soul at court can be trusted, and when Mary returns to Scotland to claim her throne, the girls encounter many who would slit Mary’s throat to steal her crown. Desperate to protect her, Jenny becomes entangled in a dangerous web – while fighting her feelings for the charismatic young nobleman, Duncan Alexander. ‘An outstanding writer – simply superb’ Independent ‘A gripping historical thriller from the brilliant Breslin’ The Booksellershow more

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"A gripping historical thriller from the brilliant Breslin"show more

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274 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (101)
3 27% (74)
2 5% (14)
1 3% (9)
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