A Brief History of Montmaray
Milson's Point, N.S.W
Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Poverty; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a father; impoverished family; debt
Ethel Turner Prize, 2009, Winner; Parents' Choice Award, 2009, Recommended, Fiction; Booklist Book Review Stars, 2009; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2010; Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2010; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
royalty fiction; old age; European; brothers and sisters; small island; teen princess; adventure; diary entries; castle; politics
Cooper, Michelle, "A Brief History of Montmaray" (2009). DIVerse Families. 1527.