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Her royal spyness [text (large print)] / Rhys Bowen.

By: Bowen, Rhys.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print core.Bowen, Rhys. Royal Spyness mysteries: ; Bowen, Rhys. Royal Spyness: 01.; Bowen, Rhys. Royal Spyness mysteries: 1.; A royal spyness mystery: 1.Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007Description: 419 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780786299195 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0786299193 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction | Spies -- England -- Fiction | Rannoch, Georgie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | London (England) -- Fiction | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books. | Historical fiction. | Spy stories.DDC classification: 823/.914 Subject: Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. A girl of her standing should be perfecting her curtsey, hosting fêtes, and marrying for the ever-so-romantic reason of securing allies. But she has bolted from Scotland - and her marriage to Fish-Face (Prince Siegfried of Romania) - and headed to London where, along with being sacked from Harrods (after five hours) and making a few quid housekeeping, she has been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son.
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The Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family. Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsey. But when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fianc Fish-Face, for London, where she has: a) worked behind a cosmetics counter-and gotten sacked after five hours b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name.

Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. A girl of her standing should be perfecting her curtsey, hosting fêtes, and marrying for the ever-so-romantic reason of securing allies. But she has bolted from Scotland - and her marriage to Fish-Face (Prince Siegfried of Romania) - and headed to London where, along with being sacked from Harrods (after five hours) and making a few quid housekeeping, she has been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son.

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Library Journal Review

Making her series debut, penniless Lady Victoria ends up defending her royal name when a dead Frenchman winds up in her bathtub in 1930s London. Agatha Award winner Bowen lives in San Rafael, CA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Set in London in 1930, this merry first in a new cozy series from Agatha-winner Bowen introduces a delightful heroine-Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie. Thirty-fourth in line for the English throne, Georgie has been educated to curtsey, host lavish fetes and marry well. When her brother cuts off her pitiful allowance, Georgie leaves the family home in Scotland for London, determined to become a liberated woman. Lasting only a few hours as a saleswoman in Harrods, Georgie starts a maid service, but she turns detective after finding a drowned man in her bathtub. When her brother is accused of the murder, she must try to clear him and the family name. Quirky characters like her lovable grandfather; her estranged, oft-wed mother; and an incorrigible, sexy Irishman add to the fun. Georgie's madcap antics are certain to leave the reader eager for the next installment. Bowen is also the author of the Molly Murphy (In Dublin's Fair City, etc.) and the Constable Evans (Evanly Bodies, etc.) series. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Bowen, the Agatha winner responsible for the popular Molly Murphy series, has come up with another winner in her new heroine, Lady Georgina, the least important member of the royal family. Thirty-fourth in the line of succession, Georgie may have the title but none of the money. What's a girl to do? Well, in Georgie's case, she tries opening her own domestic agency, with herself as the only domestic. Even her brother, Binky, the duke, is barely holding on to the family castle in Scotland, and that hold becomes tenuous when a French rogue claims to have proof that Binky and Georgie's father gambled the homestead away before his suicide. So, when the Frenchie winds up drowned in the bathroom of Binky's Belgrave house, there's reason to worry. After Binky's arrest, Georgie feels it's up to her to find the real murderer, but soon she finds her own life threatened, repeatedly. The mystery jigs and jags, but the best part here is Bowen's evocation of 1930s England. Drawing on Georgie's diary entries, she vividly portrays what daily life between the wars was like for a modern young woman bumping up against tradition. Populated with lots of neatly delineated characters, including Mrs. Simpson and a sexy Irish lord attempting to help Georgie lose her burdensome virginity, this is a smashing romp. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2007 Booklist