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Miss Blaine's prefect and the golden samovar / Olga Wojtas.

Wojtas, Olga, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library WOJ (Text) 33500012825428 New Available -
Fertile Public Library WOJ (Text) 33500012825436 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631941702
  • ISBN: 1631941704
  • ISBN: 9781631941863
  • ISBN: 1631941860
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Never underestimate a librarian. Comfortably padded and in her middle years, Shona McMonagle may look bookish and harmless, but her education at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls has left her with a deadly expertise in everything from martial arts to quantum physics. It has also left her with a bone-deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, that scurrilous novel that spread scandalous untruths about the finest educational institution in Edinburgh. Her skills, her deceptively mild appearance, and her passionate loyalty make Shona the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and - in any spare time - see to it that only the right people get murdered. It's a big job, but no task is too daunting for a Head Girl from Miss Blaine's.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
    Present-day Edinburgh librarian Shona McMonagle responds to the call when Miss Blaine, founder of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, recruits her to time travel to czarist Russia to complete a mission. But before the mission is completed, Shona must figure out what it is; presumably her education at Miss Blaine's school will help her do that. Sure enough, Shona quickly comes to believe that her mission is to marry off wealthy heiress Lidia Ivanovna to the proper suitor. However, someone is out to prevent a successful resolution, and there are numerous attempts on Shona's life. Firmly set in Russia with fascinating details of the life and times of the people, from princesses to serfs, woven through the story, and with Shona cleverly using historical clues gained from conversations to piece together facts about her new environment, this humorous romp includes plot twists and well-delineated, quirky, characters. Readers will eagerly await future installments. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Olga Wojtas was born and raised in Edinburgh, and attended the school that inspired Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She became a journalist, writing short stories on the side, and her life changed when she won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.

Subject: Women librarians > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Russia > Fiction.
FICTION / Fantasy / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Romance / Time Travel.
Time travel.
Women librarians.
Russia.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Russia > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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