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Not to be confused with Mary Prince (character).

Mary Prince is the latest My Story book. It is the fourth book in series' third relaunch and fifty-seventh overall. Mary Prince was written by E. L. Norry. The book was released on August 4, 2022 and was preceded by Sufiya Ahmed's Princess Sophia Duleep Singh.


"To the lightbringers x"
"In the beginning, there was friendship and fun and frolics. But hindsight is remarkable—we do not know what we do not know until our eyes are opened to the way of this world."

Book description[]

""At night, I would whisper to myself, 'Run... Escape... Freedom!' I kept each word safe and secret, hoping that in the future I would have the chance to use them."
Bermuda, 1800 and the age of slavery. Thirteen-year-old Mary Prince is being taken to a market where she is about to be sold. Leaving behind everything she knows, Mary faces a life of hard work and cruelty at the hands of her new owners.
Later in life, Mary is presented with the opportunity to move to England, where the laws on slavery are slowly changing. Is this her chance to finally escape enslavement and share her life story with the world?


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Mary Prince characters


Main article: E. L. Norry

E. L. Norry is a children's author based in Bournemouth. Besides writing, she also works part-time as a wellbeing coach and safeguarding officer at a college. Mary Prince is her only book for My Story. Norry also wrote about Mary Prince with Alison Hammond in Black in Time.



  • The cover of the book was illustrated by Euan Cook.


See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!