The Big Read: A royal pain in the behind

14 October 2015 - 02:03 By Tom Eaton

Like all great fairy tales, it started with a palace; a gigantic thing, all gold and gleaming. The young man at the nearby table used his hands to describe soaring columns and endless corridors. His friend shook her head, enchanted.The Palace of Versailles was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen, he said.

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