Love for a King by Andrew Graham, Hardback, First Edition, Geoffrey Bles, 1959.
Illustrated by William McLaren.
The date is 1906: the scene, the sun-kissed Mediterranean kingdom of Estria. To Quarankol, the royal capital, comes Hugo d'Alison, a young Englishman on a holiday visit to his father's sister, the Princess Farouane.
But in the Quaranka Palace, dominating the town, a dark shadow has fallen. Full of years and beloved of his people, the King lies dying.
Love for a King, with its delicate touches of pathos, its vision, and its leavening of wit, provides an apt illustration of Shelley's words:
"Kings are like stars- they rise and set, they have the worship of the world..."
Very Good Condition.