The Prince of Mirrors


The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark


Two young men with expectations. One predicted to succeed, the other to fail…


Prince Albert Victor, heir presumptive to the British throne, is seen as disastrously inadequate to be king. The grandson of Queen Victoria, he is good-hearted but intensely shy and, some whisper, even slow-witted.

The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark CoverBy contrast, Jem Stephen is a renowned intellectual, a poet and a golden boy worshipped by all. But a looming curse of mental instability is threatening to take it all away.

Appointed as the prince’s personal tutor, Jem works to prepare him for the duty to come. A friendship grows between them – one that will allow them to understand and finally accept who they really are and change both of their lives forever.

Set mostly in London and Norfolk from the 1860s to the 1890s, Alan Robert Clark’s historical novel The Prince of Mirrors is, behind its splendid royal façade, a story about the sense of duty and selflessness of love. Blending historical facts with plausible imagination, it is a moving portrait of Britain’s lost king, the great-uncle of Queen Elizabeth II.

‘Clark writes with intelligence, warmth, bravery and wit about big subjects to do with how we choose to live our lives.’ SUE TOWNSEND

Publication date: 7 June 2018

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  • By Leo Lozada

    just requested a digital copy in netgalley! I hope it'll be accepted! I'm currently planning on writing a novel about a prince and a noble falling in love (both of them are boys, too), and I think I could use this book as a reference. Most of all, I really want to read the story! It sounds intriguing and really captured my attention!

  • By Ray

    This book was everything. So beautifully the author chronicles the life of Prince Albert and makes the prince, one I didn't know much about, into someone I now can't forget.