The Good Servant: Unabridged edition
From the no.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton comes a powerful novel about an ordinary woman living in an extraordinary time, and her small but vital place in history.
She tried to be them all…
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’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐