Your Royal Hostage
A Jemima Shore Mystery
by Antonia Fraser
Book Club Edition
"We don't want to hurt her. We must remember that. All of us. She is, after all, innocent . . . . Well, isn't she?"
With these words the leader of a bizarre group of animal-rightists establishes the ground rules of its conspiracy to kidnap the bride on the eve of her wedding. The lady in question is Princess Amy, a twenty-two-year-old member of England's royal family, engaged to marry the dashing if somewhat dissipated Prince Ferdinand. But there is more than one kind of innocence, you see; and to the group -- whose members adopt for themselves revealing code names such as Monkey, Beagle, and Lamb -- the headstrong young princess is the bait which they believe will call attention to the rights and wrongs of those who have no voice of their own.
Jemima Shore Investigator grapples with the impending royal wedding in her own inimitable way. Sacked from her job at Megalith Television because of an internal shake-up, she becomes a freelance commentator for American television. The dramatic, chilling -- but as ever with Antonia Fraser, blackly humorous -- tale unfolds with a rich mix of characters, wickedly funny observations of contemporary London life, and delicious set pieces about "royal ways" (which range from a memorable press conference given by the bridal pair to a prenuptial evening gala at the Royal Opera House). And with its thrilling climax, Antonia Fraser's latest Jemima Shore mystery is indeed a royal treat for all of her many fans.
Condition: Used. Hardcover. Dust cover. Pages may be tanning and discolored from age. Previous owner's "Library Of" stamp is on the front endpaper. Dust cover and dust cover flaps are tanning and discolored from age and show a bit of edge wear.
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