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Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar

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'Delightful... mixing sharp observation with a lightness of touch.' Guardian

Fifty-something Shona is a proud former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, but has a deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which she thinks gives her alma mater a bad name.

Impeccably educated and an accomplished martial artist, linguist and musician, Shona is thrilled when selected by Marcia Blaine herself to travel back in time for a one-week mission in 19th-century Russia: to pair up the beautiful, shy, orphaned heiress Lidia Ivanovna with Sasha, a gorgeous young man of unexplained origins.

But, despite all her accomplishments and good intentions, Shona might well have got the wrong end of the stick about her mission. As the body count rises, will she discover in time just who the real villain is?

But, despite all her accomplishments and good intentions, Shona might well have got the wrong end of the stick about her mission. As the body count rises, will she discover in time just who the real villain is?

"A hefty dose of Jane Austen stylings and Stella Gibbons satirical wit." Scotsman

"I loved this book. Shona is a unique sleuth whose mission made for most entertaining reading." Alex Gray

"Knowing, original and very funny... that rare thing, a successfully comic crime novel." Simon Brett

"Anna Karenina written by P.G. Wodehouse." Linda Cracknell

"A thrilling and fast-paced tale of time-travel, murder, mayhem, matchmaking and manners... written with verve, lightness of touch and joie de vivre... unadulterated fun." Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae

"Miss Blaine's Prefect is a triumph - a sparky, witty rollercoaster... that had me in stitches. Can't wait for the next adventure." Angus Roxburgh

"Clever, witty, and brain-tickling... This book is an absolute hoot... Recommended." Raven Crime Reads

"Original, funny and with a deliciously quirky edge... delightful from beginning to end." Jaffa Reads Too

"What a refreshing change to have an older protagonist... the characters jump right off the page... It's full of real laugh-out-loud humour... suspense, fantastic characters, and [I was] transported back in time." It's All About the Books

"Laugh-out-loud funny and a real charmer of a book... a dazzling array of characters that truly come to life in this outrageous and irresistible comedy." Live and Deadly

"A delightful addition to the ranks of comic crime, mixing sharp observation with a lightness of touch." Laura Wilson, Guardian

"Marvellous... [a] laugh-out-loud farce... Readers will appreciate the skill with which Wojtas mirrors Spark's style." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wojtas' debut is every bit as light-hearted, level-headed, inventive, hilarious, and altogether enchanting as its heroine, who richly deserves another jaunt through time and space." Kirkus (starred review)

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  • Print Length: 322 Pages
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