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The queen's dwarf : a novel, Ella March Chase

Label
The queen's dwarf : a novel
Title
The queen's dwarf
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ella March Chase
Title variation
queens dwarf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 and with shades of Gregory Maguire's Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Philippa Gregory's The Queen's Fool, The Queen's Dwarf is a rich, thrilling and evocative portrait of an intriguing era"--
Summary
After his father sells him to the most hated man in England--the Duke of Buckingham--young dwarf Jeffrey Hudson is trained to be his spy in the household of King Charles I and his 17-year-old bride where he finds himself torn between his duty and this new family of misfits
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246732
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chase, Ella March
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.A845
LC item number
Q44 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hudson, Jeffrey
  • Henrietta Maria
  • Buckingham, George Villiers
  • Charles
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The queen's dwarf : a novel, Ella March Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781250006295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 846545312
  • (OCoLC)846545312
Label
The queen's dwarf : a novel, Ella March Chase
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781250006295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 846545312
  • (OCoLC)846545312

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