Spy for the Queen of Scots

By Theresa Breslin
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As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Jenny has always been fiercely loyal to her mistress, but when she overhears a mysterious whispered plot, she turns spy for Mary.

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"Gripping historical thriller from the brilliant Breslin" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller 20120525 "Full of passion, intrigue and deceit at the court of Queen Mary" Sunday Express "Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this carefully-crafted and exciting story, which offers up a thoughtful and intriguing portrait of the young Mary Queen of Scots" Booktrust "It is a thrilling tale, full of midnight escapes and daring rescues, and the fact that readers already know its sad outcome will not prevent them from thoroughly enjoying it" Historical Novel Society "Theresa Breslin sheds light on an eternally fascinating period in history revealing not only the splendour and politics of court but also the bloodthirsty savagery of war and rebellion. Magnificent" LisaBooks

Author Biography

Theresa Breslin is a critically acclaimed multi-award winning Scottish author. She is hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, Prisoner of the Inquisition was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and The Medici Seal was shortlisted for the Book Trust Teen Prize. Theresa lives in Glasgow.