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Royal Diaries


Royal Diaries

What is it like to be a real princess? Learn about life in another century and culture from the The Royal Diaries series, which shares the fictional journals of girls from England, France, Haiti and more who played an important role in their country's history. 


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Royal Diaries

Books in this series

by Barry Denenberg - Historical Fiction

Author Barry Denenberg brings us into the whirlwind that is the life of Princess Elisabeth of Austria. A free and impetuous spirit, Elisabeth was chosen at the tender age of 15 (over her older sister) to be the wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria. From that moment on, she is thrown into an intimidating world of restrictions and tremendous responsibilities. Feeling lonely and alienated, Elisabeth is forced to rely upon her own personal strength, which is what eventually leads her down the aisle and into an uncertain future.