Her Royal Spyness
My ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie. Thirty-fourth in line for the throne, I am, as they say, flat broke. When my brother, Binky, cut off my meager allowance, I bolted from Scotland--and my engagement to Fishface (I mean, Prince Siegfried) -- for London, where I... show more
My ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie. Thirty-fourth in line for the throne, I am, as they say, flat broke. When my brother, Binky, cut off my meager allowance, I bolted from Scotland--and my engagement to Fishface (I mean, Prince Siegfried) -- for London, where I have:
a) built a fire in the hearth -- entirely on my own, thank you very much
b) fallen for an absolutely unsuitable Irish peer
c) made a few quid housekeeping incognita, and
d) been summoned by the Queen herself to spy on her playboy son
Less than thrilled with this last bit, I'm wondering what to do when an arrogant Frenchman -- who was trying to swipe our family estate! -- winds up dead in my bathtub. Now, my new job is to clear my very long family name...
Publish date: 03-07-2007
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Her Royal Spyness Mysteries (#1)
Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932.So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly c...
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen follows the tale of Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie - otherwise known as Georgie - as she moves, or rather is kicked out, from her home in Scotland. Georgie is the half-sister of a Duke and 34th in line to the throne, but even though she's royalty, she's dir...
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I had fun reading Her Royal Spyness. Minor royals struggling financially, working at department store cosmetics counters to make ends meet, and crashing wedding receptions to eat a decent meal every once in awhile--Bowen makes these ideas work, and they make for humorous situations. I also enjoyed m...
I was already a fan of Rhys Bowen because of the other two series she writes but now I'm a fan because of this one too! I'd call this an updated version of a British cozy. It's fun, it's light, it's easy to read and the characters are very likeable. The heroine is a minor British royal who's incr...