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Your Royal Hostage
Your Royal Hostage (Jemima Shore #6)
" We don't want to hurt her. We must remember that. All of us. She is after all innocent - Well, isn't she ? " With these words the leader of the secret group tries to establish the ground rules of its conspiracy concerning the bride, HRH Princess Amy of Cumberland, a 22-year-old British Princess about to marry the somewhat older and slightly dissipated European Prince Fer ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published February 10th 1988 by Atheneum Books
(first published January 1st 1987)
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I thought this was OK. The style is hard to describe, but for a purported "mystery" I didn't find it particularly compelling. It probably didn't help that I started it before a vacation and read three-plus books before getting back to it. The characterization was pretty good (though, as I find with so many British authors, the American characters' dialogue was not completely "natural").
Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots (a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, King Charles II and The Gunpowder Plot (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, The Weaker Vessel: Women's ...moreMore about Antonia Fraser...