Chapter 6 – UNFINISHED

King Joseph, completely unprompted, was staring fixedly at the portrait on the wall above my mother’s head. It was enormous; the largest portrait in the room, and he could hardly have missed it. “What a magnificent painting,” the King pronounced, still not taking his eyes away it. Even though she knew what he referred to,Continue reading “Chapter 6 – UNFINISHED”

Chapter 5 (Part 2) – UNFINISHED

So in the end, and without the intervention of Jesper (whose grand imagination conjured up a scene in which Jacob was appropriately stirred by more of Sir Francis’ rousing speeches), the blander history that inhabits legal documents, chronicles and diary entries informs us when Jacob eventually made his way to the temporary royal court atContinue reading “Chapter 5 (Part 2) – UNFINISHED”