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A huge buzz is surrounding award-winning and celebrated author Elizabeth Lairds brilliant new book called The Prince Who Walked with Lions. The book is a historical epic, based on a true story, about an Ethiopian prince who is torn from his mountain home and must build a new life as an "English gentleman". At the start of the year we realised that this book has the potential to win major awards and be turned into an epic film! So we were delighted that Elizabeth has exclusively created some rare doodled , signed, lined, dated and numbered first editions at her home.
 Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand. On leaving university, she lived and taught for some time in Addis Ababa. In between her travels in Malaysia, India and Ethiopia, Liz has also lived for some time in Lebanon, Iraq and Austria with her husband and two sons. She has written over 30 books for children, has been shortlisted five times for the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as every other major children's book award.
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A sweeping epic about a prince torn from his mountain home. Based on a true story.
Book Description
The British Army is circling the stronghold of the King of Abyssinia. Under orders from Queen Victoria, its mission is to rescue the British Envoy, held prisoner. Watching with terror and awe is the king's young son, Alamayu. He knows that his father is as brave as a lion, but how on earth can he and his warriors stand against the well-equipped foreigners? As battle rages, everything that Alamayu fears comes to pass. The fighting is cruel and efficient. By the time it is over, Alamayu is left without parents, throne or friends. In a misguided attempt to care for him, the British take Alamayu to England. There he is befriended by the queen herself and enrolled in Rugby College to become a 'proper' English gentleman. What the English see as an honour is, to this lonely Ethiopian prince, a horror. This is Alamayu's story, seen through his eyes: the battle, the journey to England and the trauma of an English public school as he comes to terms with the hand that fate has dealt him and tries to build a new life.
About the Author
Elizabeth Laird is the award-winning author of many highly acclaimed novels. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.
Product details

  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0230752438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230752436
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.4 x 3 cm
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