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. She's turned up as a crown princess 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.