1848. When the French people besiege Paris, King Louis Philippe flees to England
and the French aristocracy run for their lives. Even the Pope deserts the Vatican.
Europe is in turmoil.
Fearing economic and social collapse, the French provisonal government distracts
world attention by recruiting a Queen voctoria 'look alike', one madame Alicia Bernard,
and then claiming that they have succeeded in abducting Victoria for a trial in Paris for
'crimes against the poor'.
Alicia Bernard stands alone before the howling mobs, until barrister Andre Pelon is
appointed to defend her...
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About the Author
Alexander Cordell was born in Ceylon in 1914, was educated mainly in China and joined the army in 1932. After WWII, during which he served in France, he became a civil servant, spending three years in Hong Kong.
He wrote more than thirty novels including the highly acclaimed 'Mortymer Trilogy' - The Rape of the Fair Country, The Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. He died on 13 November 1997 aged eighty-three