Fresh out of prison, a young man returns to his English coastal home village. He takes a job offered by the local eccentric, a clockmaker and friend of his father. Storytelling, epilepsy, seafaring, lock picking and espionage make this unique lyrical play a true delight. A son is usurped from his throne. The counterfeit king offers him a series of impossible challenges to regain his lost place. But the boy passes them all. The final test involves two envelopes-one has 'King' written inside it and the other has 'Death'. But ...

Too Much the Sun 2015, Samuel French, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780573142215

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