Quest for a Queen: The Falcon

Frances Mary Hendry

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Out of print

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Leezie's mother is to be nursemaid to the new child of Mary Queen of Scots. Leezie finds a trapped falcon, giving her a chance to escape the intrigue of 1565 Edinburgh …

Format:
hardback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
244 pages
ISBN:
9780862412692
Publication date:
01 Jan 1989
Series:
Kelpies

Description

These are troubled times, fraught with intrigue and danger. John Knox is preaching against the young Mary Queen of Scots, while her treacherous husband, Lord Darnley, is twisted with jealousy of Rizzio, the royal favourite.

The arrival of the Queen’s messenger at Leezie Sinclair’s squalid croft one day means a new life for the young girl. Taking the opportunity to escape from the harsh land of her drunken stepfather, Leezie flees with her mother to 'civilized' Edinburgh of 1565. There, Leezie’s mother is to be nursemaid to the Queen’s expected child.

One day Leezie finds a trapped falcon which leads her to an unexpected friendship, giving her a chance to escape the intrigue and treachery in which she has become inextricably involved. But the sudden arrival of her stepfather changes everything. He is intent on vengeance – against Leezie.

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Quest for a Kelpie by Frances Mary Hendry

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