Theres a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.
Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her 16th birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war.
The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island - until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.
A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all around you.
"A smart and stirring choice to usher fans of the Brontës into the twentieth century." (Booklist)
©2009 Michelle Cooper; (P)2009 Random House