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Book 5 (1871-1879): Suffering Bertie

As the subtitle implies, Book 5 of The Speedicut Papers is largely concerned with Speedicut's unsought role as a part-time courtier to Prince Albert Edward, The Prince of Wales, whilst at the same time he continues to try and track down the traitor in the British establishment. Along the way, he witnesses the battle of Isandlwana, is present at Rorke's Drift and, at the close of Book 5, finds himself framed for the death of the Prince Imperial …