Treasure Island

Peter Bolton

(2nd April 1942 / Brecon)

The Surrogate Princess


King Hildred and Abril, his queen, could not bear children.
The appearance of a baby princess in the palace was therefore attributed to the attendance of some fairy godmother.
A gift.
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Esme has unwittingly caused the death of her parents and she toys with the idea of suicide. In the end she distances herself from it.

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