Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and ex-wife of the now cursed Prince Andrew, is the only novelist in the British Royal Family.
After writing more than 20 children’s books, series like “The Little Helicopter” (“The little helicopter”) because she is a pilot, and two memoirs, now it is the turn of historical books.
“Her Hearts for a compass” (something like “Their hearts for a compass”) is a historical fiction, which has some links to your own history.
He decided to co-write it with an experienced ghost writer, Marguerite Kaye, and the protagonist is Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, a great-aunt who left her trace in the family.The book appeared in bookstores this Tuesday, published by Wiliam & Morrow.
Fergie’s first interest, as she is known in the Royal Family despite not being a figure loved by the Royals, it started when she decided research your ancestors.
He delved into who the Montagu Douglas Scott were and found himself in front of Lady Margaret, with whom he shares one of the names.
Sarah Ferguson, in an image from 2004, when she presented one of her children’s books, at the book fair in Bologna, Italy. Photo: AP
“The Dukes of Buccleuch, his parents, were very close friends of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. I was able to discover a lot about his life. That’s where the idea for “Their Hearts for a Compass” came from, Sarah said.
The novel describes Victorian England after the death of Prince Albert. It focuses on the personal life of Lady Margaret, a free spirit who decides to follow her heart and her individual projects, rather than simply respecting the mold and habits of the time.
Those instincts led her to Ireland, the United States, and Britain again.
A path that is no different from that of Fergie, the daughter of the eldest in charge of Prince Charles’s polo team, who was abandoned by his wife Susan, to marry the Argentine Héctor Barrantes and get lost in the Humid Pampa. His two daughters were left in charge of the father and it was not an easy life for the redhead Sarah.
Sarah Ferguson with her ex-husband, Prince Philip, and their daughter, Beatrice, during the young woman’s graduation in September 2011.
Her marriage to Prince Andrew ended in great failure: she only saw him 40 days a year because he was a Marine in the Royal Navy. He was bored to death.
The love story ended with two daughters and a scandalous divorce, after some photos were published where it was seen that her North American lover sucked her big toe, at the edge of a swimming pool, in the south of France.
Poor Fergie was having breakfast at Balmoral Palace when the tabloids hit the royal breakfast table.
“You are the shame of the family,” bellowed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He was joined by Princess Margaret, but Queen Elizabeth was always fond of Sarah. In the end, her son, Prince Andrew, is her favorite.
In bankruptcy, with an unpayable overdraft in the bank, Fergie went to the United States to work to pay off her debts.
Prince Andrew, his ex, came to his aid: they never lived apart since their divorce. She shares Andrew’s Royal Lodge, where the Queen Mother used to live. His daughters grew up there.
Andrés is spending his Royal Family exile there, following the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal, in his company.
“I made this story up for her, incorporating real people and facts, including others from my ancestors,” Sarah said.
“I created a friendship between my heroine and Princess Louisse, Queen Victoria’s sixth daughter, and drew many parallels with my own life on the path of Lady Margaret,” he concluded.
Critics say the book is boring but Sarah is optimistic: she thinks it will be a best-seller.