Returning to her Putney flat after an exhausting day at the office, Katy Brennan receives a phone call which will change her life for ever. Although she has always lived an ordinary life in London she is in fact the daughter of the former king of a small Balkan country, Maloslavia, and, as heir to the throne, is asked to go there to participate in a referendum for the restoration of the monarchy. While training for her role as Queen, she meets and falls in love with a crippled Orthodox theological student. Their exciting story evolves against a background of violence and corruption in a country struggling to recover after the collapse of Communism.
Pamela Lake lives in Paris where she worked as an editor of English language publications in the Culture department of Unesco. She speaks Russian, studied Russian language and literature at the Sorbonne and has a life-long interest in Slav culture. The attempts of several exiled Balkan monarchs to return to their countries gave her the original idea for Quixotic Ambitions which is her first novel. She has travelled extensively in all the countries of Eastern Europe and has drawn on her experiences to create the imaginary country, Maloslavia.
|Publisher:||Legend Press Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)|