1932. Scotland’s Dunfermline. Young, intelligent, and ambitious teacher Marion Crawford is prepared to leave her mark on the world. Until a stroke of luck alters the direction of her life permanently…
Windsor Castle in 1936. Fern Britton New Book 2022
As the governess for two young princesses in a household she calls home, this regular woman initially finds herself in a foreign environment where everyone seems distant. She discovers that she is the future Queen’s companion and the Crown’s most valuable asset as the path of history shifts. Their requirements gradually transform into her needs. Her life merges with theirs.
She meets George at that point and experiences her first true love. Now, Marion must decide between the love of her life and her sense of responsibility.
‘Such a great read,’ say readers of The Good Servant
“This most recent book completely blew me away.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’ve never read anything by Fern Britton, but this won’t be my last!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Well-written and well-researched”
“Being a big lover of Fern Britton’s Cornish novels, I wasn’t sure what to anticipate from this one, but it’s great,” said one reader. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Well written, with a compelling plot and wonderful characters,” said the reviewer. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Loved this to absolute perfection”
“I truly enjoyed Marian’s story, and knowing that it was based on a true story added to its allure.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Though a little different from her past readings, this book is nonetheless wonderful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was engrossed from the start”
Greetings from my Amazon website. I am an English journalist and television host who has been involved in newsrooms and current affairs since 1980. I presented ITV’s premier daytime magazine This Morning through the 2000s and fronted the BBC cooking show Ready Steady Cook in the 1990s.
Since then, I’ve learned how much I enjoy creating novels. My ninth book is The Good Servant. a departure from my regular subject matter of Cornish coastal village life. The protagonist of The Good Servant is a genuine person who spent her twenties and thirties caring for Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth 2) and Princess Margaret when they were young but ultimately became an outcast.
I have four kids, three pets, and I reside in Cornwall. I have a power boat and a motorcycle licence.
Conclusion: Fern Britton Latest Book
First of all, don’t assume Fern Britton only writes for women. All of her books have a broad audience, so after enjoying all of her other works, I was curious about this new one. She described it as a change from her usual work, and we have definitely moved away from Cornwall and its people in favour of London.
We have a fictionalised story of Marion Crawford (Crawfie), as she was known, who served as the governess for Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in Royal London. This story of a woman whose life is torn between devotion to the monarchy and the love of her life is a real page turner. It gives us a highly proficient peek into life in the Royal household.