Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5976-5 $59.95 Six CDs
In the early 1600s, young Lucy is too curious for her own good. She discovers a terrible message she must pass on to save her monarch, Queen Elizabeth I, in this historical thriller. But how can a village girl who's nursemaid to the royal magician's daughters ever approach the queen? Narrator Ruth Sillers is spot-on as she pulls listeners into another time and place, where lavender wand-making is a source of extra income and fireplaces come with hidden nooks for overhearing things one shouldn't. This fine tale is greatly enhanced by the voice of Siller, whose background is rich with Shakespearean stage and BBC radio work. M.M.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]
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