Born in 1878 to an East End London docker’s family, Rosie finds herself a mysterious benefactor, who pays for both her and her sister to be privately educated. While undoubtedly talented in the school room, Rosie longs to take to the stage at the Britannia Theatre in Shoreditch, London. As a beautiful, intelligent and talented actress she is popular with the Britannia theatre crowd and, thanks again to her benefactor, is offered a part at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In 1900 Rosie accompanies the cast of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to Paris. The excitement of the world fair, the Exposition Universelle, and the summer Olympics are surpassed when Rosie meets Frederick, the son of a rich Swiss Merchant Banker. A whirlwind courtship leads to a grand wedding in Westminster Abbey. As her life changes from actress to society lady, she mixes with Lords and Ladies, Princes and Kings. Flirting with the early feminist movement, Rosie’s life unfolds with relentless excitement as she works for the early forerunner of the British Secret Service.
Rosie is a woman of the twentieth century. A charming and likeable heroine, she will appeal to readers looking for a heartwarming rags to riches saga.