Today I’d like to share with you another book I received in the post recently, this time from the wonderful people at Barrington Stoke.  I’ve been especially excited for this one as it’s the story of a real person and I’ll leave the description for you to see who it’s about but I always love any book that’s about a real life figure in history!  It also features a gorgeous cover with such lovely details that you may not notice without a second look (hope my photo isn’t too blurry)…

July book haul Barrington Stoke close up of book
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The Royal Rebel by Bali Rai & Rachael Dean – Born in 1876, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was the daughter of the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, and goddaughter of Queen Victoria. After her father lost control of his empire and was exiled to England, Sophia had a privileged but troubled upbringing that left her unsure about where she belonged – in India or England. Sensitive to injustice, she became an suffragette and fought hard to win the vote for women. This is the extraordinary story of her life.


Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful read, and of course being a Barrington Stoke book, this is made especially easy to read for dyslexic and reluctant readers.  I’ll review this book on the blog as soon as I can so please do keep a loook out for that. 🙂

What do you think of this book?  Do you like books about real life historical figures?  Have you ever heard of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh before?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂