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King and joker

Author: Peter Dickinson
Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem, 2006, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"King Victor II may be the grandson of Queen Victoria, but political and economic realities have intruded even on Buckingham Palace, where family breakfasts center on proposals for tightening the household budget (no, Princess Louise will not be hiring out as a babysitter) and the King --a licensed physician -- fumes at Parliament's refusal to permit him to practice medicine, for fear of lawsuits. Nor has royal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Named Person: Albert Victor, Prince Duke of Clarence and Avondale; Albert Victor, Prince Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 9781933397375 1933397373
OCLC Number: 150376483
Notes: Previous edition: [New York] : Pantheon, 1976.
Description: 238 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Peter Dickinson.

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"King Victor II may be the grandson of Queen Victoria, but political and economic realities have intruded even on Buckingham Palace, where family breakfasts center on proposals for tightening the household budget (no, Princess Louise will not be hiring out as a babysitter) and the King --a licensed physician -- fumes at Parliament's refusal to permit him to practice medicine, for fear of lawsuits. Nor has royal dignity been spared. A practical joker has invaded the palace, but his tricks, initially amusing, have turned deadly, and seem increasingly to be focused on the teenage Princess Louise. The trickster, it seems clear, wants her to divulge some secret to the Greater British Public, but which one? With a royal family's worth of skeletons in the closet, there are too many to choose from"--Books-a-million website (October 2007).

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