The Wandering Prince

The Wandering Prince

(The Stuart saga: book 2): an enthralling story of love, passion and intrigue set in the 1600s from the Queen of English historical fiction.


Fans of Philippa Gregory will love this captivating journey back in time from multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy. Kings in exile, unrequited passion, courtly intrigue and secrets - what more could you want?

'Jean Plaidy's strength as a popular writer is again shown...solid, enjoyable.' -- Daily Mirror

'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair
'Plaidy has brought the past to life' -- Times Literary Supplement
'Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama' -- New York Times
'Excellent as always!' -- ***** Reader review
'Couldn't put it down...!' -- ***** Reader review
'Easy to read and hard to put down' -- ***** Reader review

1651: Charles II - the most fascinating of England's rakes - is in exile. With him are his younger sister Minette and his buxom mistress Lucy Water and together they traverse the political and romantic minefield of the French courts.

Minette soon falls passionately in love with Louis, the young Sun King. Yet her affections are not returned and, heartbroken, she must mollify herself with a marriage to his secretly gay brother, Phillippe.

But at what cost?


  • Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country’s most widely read novelists.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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