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.