defender20cover

Published by Scholastic

Not yet Published at time of going to Post: March 2016

This reminded me of some of our relatively recent royal history. The story of Wallis Simpson, who married Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor who had been King Edward the VIII and abdicated to be with her. His younger brother, unprepared took on the role of king in 1936.

As with King George VI, Alfie has been brought up, as the second son and doesn’t expect to rule, until circumstances vastly turn his world upside down. This was a wonderful jaunt – full of royal protocol and a great deal more. This is history with a good seasoning of fantasy – a brilliant adventure…