The first in a moving trilogy following the life of Elizabeth I Plots, suspicion, danger and death surround the young Princess Elizabeth almost from birth. Fear and misfortune serve to strengthen her courage and spirit, to develop her political acumen, while love for her country becomes the guiding force of her life. She learns patience and the art of dissimulation, how to see ahead, learn from the mistakes of others, yet remains wholly human, witty and fully conscious of her own faults. She is brave, proud, hot-tempered, hot-blooded and very cool-headed. Her emergence as Queen Elizabeth I is everything she expects - triumphant.
Used availability for Joanna Dessau's The Red-haired Brat
July 1999 : UK Hardback
1979 : USA Hardback
February 1978 : UK Hardback
February 2004 : UK Audio Cassette