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On 20th June 1837, an eighteen-year-old girl is called from her bed and told that she is Queen of England. The young queen's first few years are beset with scandal and gossip. Then there is the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, cynic and companion to the queen. He proves to be her guiding light - until Prince Albert appears and she falls in love.
Jean Plaidy, one of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy