Three Maids for a Crown

A Novel of the Grey Sisters

By Ella March Chase
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307588982, 419pp.)

Publication Date: August 2, 2011

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In the second novel from Ella March Chase, we meet sixteen-year-old Jane Grey, a quiet and obedient young lady destined to become the shortest reigning English monarch. Her beautiful middle sister Katherine Grey charms all the right people--until loyalties shift. And finally Lady Mary Grey, a dwarf with a twisted spine whose goal is simply to protect people she loves--but at a terrible cost.
 
In an age in which begetting sons was all that mattered and queens rose and fell on the sex of their child, these three girls with royal Tudor blood lived under the dangerous whims of parents with a passion for gambling. The stakes they would wager: their daughters' lives against rampant ambition.




About the Author
ELLA MARCH CHASE cannot remember a time she did not want to write historical fiction. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. She lives in a house filled with books and music and is lovingly herded by a loyal Shetland sheepdog named Oliver. Chase is the author of The Virgin Queen's Daughter and Three Maids for a Crown, a story of the Grey Sisters.


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  1. All three sisters were used as pawns by their parents.  How would you have felt if you had been in their positions?  What kind of effect does that have on a child?  Do you feel that powerful parents today still use their children to promote their own status?  Can you think of any examples? 

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