The Tin Princess
The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman (2000)
"Jim Taylor has just been engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Princess Adelaide is hardly typical of her title - she is a London slum-child who cannot read or write. And Jim already knows her. Adelaide disappeared ten years ago, and he's been searching for her ever since. She's turned up as Crown Pricess of Razkavia, a tiny Central European country deep in political turmoil. The Crown Prince is deeply in love with her, and it's easy to see why - Adelaide's courage and determination inspire love. But when they arrive in Razkavia, Jim will find plenty who hate Adelaide, and what she stands for ..."
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