Sixteen teenagers in their final year at Hengistbury Hall, a prestigious prep school, were going on an adventure, staying on a tropical island on their own without any adults. Despite certain parents' misgivings, the plan went ahead and with everything packed up, they set off.
As young Ben turns seven, all he thinks about are the legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. And yet, as he grows up, it slowly dawns on him that his own life appears to be running parallel with that of Sir Gawain, the hero of his favourite medieval poem.
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