A Royal Pain
The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess— and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince’s path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a... show more
The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess— and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince’s path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.
She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she’s culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there’s the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni’s unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It’s enough to drive a girl crazy...
Publish date: 2008-07-01
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Her Royal Spyness Mysteries (#2)
Rushed to a sudden end. I was suspicious as things were happening but I didn't feel satisfied by it and the explanations of what had happened
Cute. Entertaining. Light. Brain candy. Quick. Overall exactly what I wanted. Nothing earth-shattering, but well-written entertainment, which has just as much a place in the book world as mind bending literature.
I was just as surprised by Hanni as Georgie was at the end of the book. I was too busy seeing things through the eyes of Georgie to catch on to any clues that lead to the revelations at the end of the book. As much as I like Georgie and the fact that she is smart enough to figure her way out of any...
disapointing after first book.
Much improved over the first installment in the Royal Spyness series. The mystery's more interesting, with international communist intrigue against the British royal family playing a central role. Bowen assumes readers know a little bit about historical characters like Oswald Moseley, founder of the...