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The Queen's Favourites

(Courting Her Highness)
(The seventh book in the Stuart Saga series)
A novel by

A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor--and thus determine the future of the British Empire.

It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Soon Anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is Sarah Churchill. Beautiful, outspoken Sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible--until she installs her poor cousin Abigail Hill into court as royal chambermaid.

Plain Abigail seems the least likely challenger to Sarah's place in her highness's affections, but challenge it she does, in stealthy yet formidable ways. While Anne engages in her private tug-of-war, the nation is obsessed with another, more public battle: succession. Anne is sickly and childless, the last of the Stuart line.

This final novel of the Stuarts from Jean Plaidy weaves larger-than-life characters through a dark maze of intrigue, love, and destruction, with nothing less than the future of the British Empire at stake.

Genre: Historical
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Hardback Editions

June 1978 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Queen's Favourites (The Stuart Saga #7)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-399-12236-2 / 978-0-399-12236-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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October 1966 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Queen's Favourites
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7091-2508-9 / 978-0-7091-2508-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne (A Novel of the Stuarts)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-307-71951-0 / 978-0-307-71951-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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September 1973 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen's Favourites (Stuart saga / Jean Plaidy)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-330-23701-2 / 978-0-330-23701-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Queen's Favourites: (The Stuarts)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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July 2011 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne (A Novel of the Stuarts Book 2)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
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