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The Golden Prince

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The Golden Prince, Rebecca Dean, book reviewSince discovering Rebecca Dean very recently, I’ve been reading her novels at a rate of knots. The first two which I read, Enemies of the Heart and The Palace Circle, were about fictional characters in a historical setting, but The Golden Prince is a departure from that formula. While it does feature fictional characters, it also takes a very prominent historical figure and places him at the centre of the story.

The Golden Prince of the title is Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, son of King George V. He is remembered as King Edward VIII, the king who abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson. The Golden Prince is concerned with his earlier life however, beginning when he is a teenage naval cadet at Dartmouth.


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