A rich historical novel spanning 60 years, beginning in the
household of Prinnie, Prince of Wales in 1788. Based on real
characters whose story is told by a wryly witty narrator, from the
author of "At Sea" and "Life According To
'It's a perfect book for a sunny day in the garden ... Laurie Graham takes us once again into places we never thought we'd get to - and no matter how wonderful or horrible the people there are, they're always really touching and funny' Paul Magrs. 'Graham has an understated wit that catches the moment perfectly ... It's a book which will stand rereading' The Bookbag. 'Laurie Graham has proved herself in recent books to be a delightfully smart and sophisticated historical novelist, and in A Humble Companion she brings her sharp-eyed observation to bear on an intriguing Regency tale' Sunday Times. 'Finds the author at her sharpest and wittiest best ... Nellie is a character to love, and her eye on the world illuminating' Daily Mail. 'A fascinating book, it's very, very funny' Libby Purves. 'Laurie Graham has given us a determined heroine whose vividly rendered voice can make the reader laugh, and then on the next sentence, catch a breath with emotion ... thoroughly recommended' Historical Novel Society. 'Funny, fascinating and profoundly moving. I savoured every sentence' Freya North. 'A portrait of the riotous, tragicomic, dysfunctional, bonkers Royal family of poor George III and his children ... their behaviour makes you realise that Prince Harry is a quiet little chap who never puts a foot wrong ... Fascinating, very, very funny, ultimately humane' Marian Keyes. 'Both history and fiction are extremely well served here; Graham has conjured up a quite beautiful tale' Woman's Way magazine.
Laurie Graham, a former journalist, is the author of several acclaimed novels. The most recent are The Importance of Being Kennedy, Life According to Lubka and At Sea. She lives in Dublin.