The story begins in Russia 1917, at the time that Czar Nicholas 2nd, his wife, Alexandra, and four children Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, Maria and son, Alexis, are imprisoned before being assassinated. Little-known is the fact that there was a parallel or rival Czar in the far-east of Russia, recognised by the Old Believers: Czar Ussuri, who had a small son, Mikhail. Because of the prevailing unrest, Mikhail was sent to live under the guardianship of an old Russian aristocratic family, where, in time, he would be known as Peter Mikhail Czarevitch,
Fast forward to 2008, where some members of a sports club are spending their summer holidays in St Helena. Sinister events are unfolding on the island at the same time. The thing that bonds the group is croquet.
Would they, and the game of croquet, survive?
ISBN : 978-1-78830-590-7
Pages : 137
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
He is a retired NHS GP; he was trained at St John's College, Cambridge, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and completed house jobs at the Metropolitan Hospital E1., Kingston-upon-Thames Hospital and the Mayday Hospital, Croydon, before being a Resident in Newark City Hospital and New Jersey College of Medicine, USA. He joined a practice in Aldershot, was a medical officer at Farnborough where he enjoyed a flight in a Hawk jet. He developed an interest in Transactional Analysis and was a trainer and senior partner before retiring in 1997. He wrote his first book Tales from a Winchester Hill, in 2020.
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