From the no.1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes the story of Marion Crawford, governess to the Queen – an ordinary woman living in an extraordinary time.
1932. Dunfermline, Scotland.
Marion Crawford, a bright, ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever…
1936. Windsor Castle.
At first this ordinary woman is in a new world, working as the governess to two young princesses, in a household she calls home but where everyone is at a distance. As the course of history changes, she finds herself companion to the future Queen, and indispensable to the Crown. And slowly their needs become her needs. Their lives become hers.
It’s then she meets George, and falls in love for the first time. Now Marion faces an impossible choice: her sense of duty or the love of her life.
Reader reviews for The Good Servant
‘Such a tremendous read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This latest novel absolutely blew me away’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was my first read by Fern Britton but won’t be my last!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Well-written and researched’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Being an avid fan of Fern Britton and her Cornish novels I was not sure what to expect from this one BUT it is brilliant’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Well written, with a riveting storyline and well developed characters that I loved’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely loved this’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I really loved Marian’s story and knowing it was based on a true story made it extra special’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A little different from her other reads, but no less brilliant’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was hooked from the beginning’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Praise for Fern Britton:
‘A charming story that is full of hope…will help put a spring in your step’ The Courier
‘This is ideal holiday reading’ Woman
‘A warm, easy read that depicts the joys of rural Cornwall’ Daily Mail
‘The warmth and empathy that have made Fern Britton such a popular TV presenter are evident in her latest novel’ Woman’s Weekly
About the author
Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of eight Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her books, all set in Cornwall, are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won Fern legions of loyal readers. Fern has been a judge for the Costa Book of the Year Award and is a supporter of the Reading Agency, promoting literacy and reading.
A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning and Fern Britton Meets . . . Fern is also a much sought-after presenter and radio host. She has also turned her hand to theatre and toured with Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning Calendar Girls.
Fern has twin sons and two daughters and lives in Cornwall in a house full of good food, wine, family, friends and gardening books.