In 1761, German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz marries King George III, and in her new role, she navigates the intricate politics of the court while guarding her heart as she fights for herself, her husband, and for all her new subjects who look to her for guidance and grace.
"From the Man Booker Prize shortlisted-author of the brilliant Seasonal Quartet series-a major new novel that promises to capture the present moment with Ali Smith's genius and bold spirit. "A story is never an answer. A story is always a question." Here we are in extraordinary times. Is this history? What happens when we cease to trust governments, the media, each other? What have we lost? What stays with us? What does it take to unlock our future?...