-This book is dedicated to every woman and girl who has ever stood up for herself.' Jane Caro The sequel to the critically acclaimed Just A Girl.
The Queen of Scots is dead and they say I killed her. They lie!
Just a girl to those around her, Elizabeth is now the Queen of England. She has outsmarted her enemies and risen above a lifetime of hurt and betrayal – a mother executed by her father, a beloved brother who died too young and an enemy sister whose death made her queen.
Not knowing whom she can trust, Elizabeth is surrounded by men who give her compliments and advice but may be hiding daggers and poison behind their backs. Elizabeth must favour head over heart to be the queen her people need. But what if that means doing the one thing she swore she would never do: betray a fellow queen, her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots?
Jane Caro combines meticulous research with the creative flair that has become her trademark to bring to vivid life her Elizabeth: one of Britain's most successful monarchs but also a young woman battling to find her way in the world, a character with whom young women in the 21st century will identify. Although Elizabeth proved that women could exercise power and be successful leaders, it's a battle that is still being fought everywhere, even in modern-day Australia.
Just a Queen is a gripping and accomplished young adult novel that, despite its historical setting, illuminates truths about what it means to be a young woman today.
Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator. She spent thirty years as an advertising writer and her creative work has won many national and international awards. In 2011, Jane coined the #destroythejoint hashtag that went on to become a hugely successful grassroots feminist movement. Her previous books include The Stupid Country: How Australia is dismantling public education with Chris Bonnor (New South, 2007), The F Word: How we learned to swear by feminism with Catherine Fox (New South, 2008), Just a Girl (UQP, 2011), and Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World (UQP, 2013).
Just a Queen
Author: Jane Caro
ISBN: 978 0 7022 5362 1