In January 1914 the eccentric adventurer Captain Duncan Heaton-Armstrong, "on the look out for a more stable career", applied for the post of Private Secretary to the newly appointed King of Albania - the German Prince William of Wied.
Heaton-Armstrong describes, with vibrancy, directness and humour, a miniature royal court in a desperately poor and remote corner of Europe.
As the First World War engulfed the Balkans in August 1914, two royal infants were escorted back to Germany by Heaton-Armstrong, who was promptly made the first prisoner of war.
His remarkable account has been edited for this, the first general edition.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 276 pages
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 24/06/2005
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781850437611