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In Royal Service to the Queen

Tessa Arlen

Warwick’s presents
Tessa Arlen
in conversation with Kate Quinn

In Royal Service to the Queen

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00pm PDT

In Royal Service to the Queen
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Tessa Arlen as she discusses her new book, In Royal Service to the Queen, in conversation with Kate Quinn. Tessa Arlen is the author of the Woman of World War II Mysteries. Born in Singapore, the daughter of a British diplomat, she has lived in Egypt, Germany, the Persian Gulf, China, and India. She now lives with her husband in historic Santa Fe, where she gardens in summer and writes in winter.

Marion Crawford can remember each of the wonderful years when she was governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose: included in their lives, confided in, needed, trusted, and loved. These memories will never dim, ever. In Marion's mind, she will always be their Crawfie.

But things become increasingly complicated as the young royals navigate adulthood. It is May 1945 and Princess Elizabeth - the heiress presumptive to the British throne - has fallen in love, and the only member of her family who is happy for her is her governess. No one in the young princess's life thinks that Prince Philip of Greece would be a suitable husband for the future Queen of England. No one that is, except for Marion Crawford.

Crawfie wholeheartedly supports Elizabeth in her determination to marry Philip. She too has fallen in love - and has convinced her fiancée, George, that they must wait for Elizabeth and Philip to receive the King's blessing before she can leave her service to the Crown.

Over the next two years Crawfie is caught between loyalty to Princess Elizabeth; running the risk of alienating her royal employer, Queen Elizabeth; and losing the man she loves. But as Crawfie prevails to marry George and stands with him in Westminster Abbey on Elizabeth and Philip's wedding day, she is unaware that her troubled relationship with Queen Elizabeth is far from over. And just around the corner is a betrayal that will sever her bond with the royal family forever.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of Southern California, she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in California with three black rescue dogs.

In Royal Service to the Queen: A Novel of the Queen's Governess Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593102480
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Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021

The Rose Code: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062943477
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021