1st American ed. - New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
296 p. ; 22 cm.
"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jkt. flap.
On her sixteenth birthday in 1936, Sophia begins a diary of life in her island country off the coast of Spain, where she is among the last descendants of an impoverished royal family trying to hold their nation together on the eve of the second World War.