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Los Angeles, CaliforniaÂ?August 10, 2001. The Abyssinian Prince. A new novel based on the true life story of George Polgreen Bridgetower, a master black musician who performed for royalty and played with the great Beethoven is published and available for purchase.

19th Century London, one of the world’s greatest musicians, George Polgreen Bridgetower, dies at the age of 78, in poverty and obscurity. At his side, his constant companion, his violin, Upon his demise, a letter is sent to his only living relative, his daughter. The beautiful Countess Marie Ann receives the letter and is bewildered; George Bridgetower is unknown to her. She is compelled to attend his funeral and discovers the man who claims to be her father is of African descent, a Black Man. She then finds herself forced to find the man’s true daughter or accept a heritage that will destroy her reputation in her aristocratic world.

This is the story of a woman who finds her true self in the life of a man she never knew. She discovers that George Bridgetower was a master violinist from the moment he placed a violin to his chin at the age of five. He performed before Kings and lived as a Prince. As a man, he performed with masters like Beethoven, who composed a sonata for him. He was also a loving father who was forced to give up his child, the only person he loved more than the music. He died alone, but not in vain. His life is a testimony to the world what a person of African descent can accomplish if he is not excluded based on the color of his skin.

Francee Greer Williams is an award winning screenwriter and law student. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband. The Abyssinian Prince is her first novel.

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James Aaron, Platoon Inc.

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Phone Number: (323) 293-5500

Publisher:     Writers Club Press

                5220 S 16th, Ste. 200

                Lincoln, NE 68512

ISBN:         0-595-14538-8

Publish Date: August 2001

Price:         $12.95

Author Contact: Francee Greer Williams

                P.O. Box 16577

        Beverly Hills, CA 90209

Available From: Barnes and Noble.

                com. Noble’s retail bookstores

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