It S S London, And Lady Georgiana Thirty Fourth In Line To The Throne Has A Lot On Her Plate, But Little In Her Cupboards, In This National BestsellerBaked Beans And Boiled Eggs That S What My Houseguest, The Bavarian Princess, Will Have To Eat If I Don T Get Help Posthaste The Queen Of England Has Requested I Entertain Said Princess, Placing Her In The Playboy Prince S Path, In Hopes He Might Finally MarryBut Queens Never Consider Money, Of Which I Have Little And Which Is Why I Moonlight As A Maid In Disguise My PlansClean House In Manner Of Palace Blackmail Brother, Binky, Into Sending A Few Quid Unteach Princess Hanni English From Gangster Movies Lest She Address The Queen As Old BroadKeep Eye On Princess At Parties, Where She Drinks Like A FishThen There S The Matter Of The Body In The bookshop And Hanni S Unwitting Involvement With The Communist Party It S Enough To Drive A Girl Mad Another fun cosy mystery with the penniless Lady Georgiana Great Granddaughter of Queen Victoria 34th in line to the throne In this instalment, Georgie has been asked by the Queen to entertain a visiting foreign Princess, who the Queen hopes will catch the eye of the Prince of Wales and turn him away from that dreadful Simpson woman But things are never simple before long there are dead bodies, communists shoplifting to deal with all while attending Royal Functions, Parties with the Smart Set visits to the country with very little money hiding her secret cleaning business from the world And of course, the mysterious gorgeous Darcy O Mara popping in out to save the day.
11 10 for the audio narration by Katherine Kellgren She really makes the book I believe.
5 starsOnce again I expected , and once again I find myself dissatisfied It takes forever for the mystery to begin in full force Georgie is repetitive, whiny, and incredibly dense Like the first book, she doesn t really solve anything but gets thrown into the answer by the villain s actions always conveniently at the right time place On top of that, the writing was jarring The choice of words from characters, the incredible articulation of anti communist proponents, and all the haha, Adolph Hitler didn t seem to fit with the plot at all Either this is the 1930s or its not What I disliked the most, however, is the constant bombardment about sex It is a topic of conversation from almost every character and it is very much obnoxious and crude Even minor characters are thrown into awkward and horrible situations In fact, I think I might be done with this series for the near rape scene alone Yet despite the fact that this book has almost nothing going for it, there is something rather likable in the setting I find I am drawn back We ll see ALSO, once again I must complain, Georgie is not a blond What is up with you cover designers A Royal Pain is the second in the Lady Georgiana series by Rhys Bowen In this one, set in Depression era London, Georgie s house cleaning business isn t going that well but she is scraping by, living alone in Rannoch House and eating baked beans and toast One day she is summoned to Buck House by Queen Mary It seems the Queen is very concerned about her son David s inappropriate attachment to that awful American woman , Wallis Simpson, and has decided to try to entice him to asuitable girl Georgie is shocked and much dismayed to hear that the Queen has invited Princess Hannelore of Bavaria to London and that she will be staying with Georgie at Rannoch House Georgie agrees one never says no to Her Majesty and then sets about trying to find a way to get servants to help at Rannoch House and enough money to feed the entourage coming from Bavaria She finds a cook and a butler when she enlists the unlikely help of her Cockney grandfather and his neighbor lady friend, Mrs Huggins, who agree to come to the house and give her a hand The Princess and her companion, Baroness Rottenmeister, show up a few days later and Lady Georgie finds herself with quite a handful in Princess Hanni.
As the story unfolds, dead bodies begin piling up and Georgie is once again asked to help sort out what is happening There are Communists and debauched nobility, drugs and wild parties All in all, it s a pretty entertaining story with a decent mystery and of course a little romance as Lady Georgie trys to find the right man for her and avoid Lord Fishface or being sent to the country to be a companion to her old maid aunt.
What a hysterical and riotous treat this series is turning out to be Had P G Wodehouse ever written mysteries I can see them having felt like this.
I simply loved this second installment of the continuing adventures of Lady Georgiana I found much of it hilarious and on audio it is a scream It really comes through with Hanni s German accent and her gangster speak Katherine Hellgren, the narrator does a great job, as usual, with all the accents, it makes it so much fun to listen to I think it really enhances all of it, especially the voices of all the males with their 1930 s cant, like Gussie and poor Tubby It really makes me feel like I m living it up in London s high society in the 1930 s I love this decade My only gripe is the elusive Irishman, Darcy is not as prevalent here as in the first book, but I loved the ending, so it made up for it All in all, this is becoming a favorite series of mine, can t wait to listen to the next one 4.
A fun vacation read I enjoyed the antics in this book Lady Georgie is 34th in line for the throne, but penniless and living in London without an allowance.
In this story, she does some maturing in terms of seeing people as equals As in the first book, the mystery is a small part of the story This series is a fun, light, fluffy look at social status and society.
with a few dead bodies and mystery sprinkled throughout A fun read.
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