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The Queen\'s Dwarf

The Queen's Dwarf

(2014)
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A richly imagined, gorgeously written historical novel set in the Stuart court featuring a unique hero: Jeffrey Hudson, a dwarf tasked with spying on the beautiful but vulnerable queen

It's 1629, and King Charles I and his French queen Henrietta Maria have reigned in England for less than three years. Young dwarf Jeffrey Hudson is swept away from a village shambles and plunged into the Stuart court when his father sells him to the most hated man in England - the Duke of Buckingham. Buckingham trains Jeffrey to be his spy in the household of Charles' seventeen-year-old bride, hoping to gain intelligence that will help him undermine the vivacious queen's influence with the king.

Desperately homesick in a country that hates her for her nationality and Catholic faith, Henrietta Maria surrounds herself with her "Royal Menagerie of Freaks and Curiosities of Nature" - a "collection" consisting of a giant, two other dwarves, a rope dancer, an acrobat/animal trainer and now Jeffrey, who is dubbed "Lord Minimus."

Dropped into this family of misfits, Jeffrey must negotiate a labyrinth of court intrigue and his own increasingly divided loyalties. For not even the plotting of the Duke nor the dangers of a tumultuous kingdom can order the heart of a man. Though he is only eighteen inches tall, Jeffrey Hudson's love will reach far beyond his grasp - to the queen he has been sent to destroy.
Full of vibrant period detail, The Queen's Dwarf by Ella March Chase is a thrilling and evocative portrait of an intriguing era.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Queen's Dwarf: A Novel
Author(s): Ella March Chase
ISBN: 1-250-00629-5 / 978-1-250-00629-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Queen's Dwarf: A Novel
Author(s): Ella March Chase
ISBN: 1-250-06136-9 / 978-1-250-06136-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Queen's Dwarf: A Novel
Author(s): Ella March Chase
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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