Kate Saunders

A Handsome Windsor

The Prince

By

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This is not a novel. It is a heist, planned with the ruthless precision of a bank job. Celia Brayfield’s first blockbuster, Pearls, was a modestly conventional effort about people with loads of money and loads of class, who do quite a lot of (but never enough) screwing. Her second, The Prince, is also disappointingly unpornographic, but it has a magic ingredient calculated to appeal to the blockbuster market’s silliest and most vulgar fantasies. 

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