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The Last Duchess #2020

The Last Duchess Pattern is only thirteen but is already rising through the ranks at Mrs Minchin s Academy of Domestic Servitude and seems destined for a life below stairs But fate intervenes when she is packed off t

  • Title: The Last Duchess
  • Author: Laura Powell
  • ISBN: 9781509808908
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Duchess By Laura Powell, Pattern is only thirteen, but is already rising through the ranks at Mrs Minchin s Academy of Domestic Servitude and seems destined for a life below stairs But fate intervenes when she is packed off to the small and secretive Duchy of Elffinberg, to serve as lady s maid to the lately orphaned Grand Duchess.Pattern s young new mistress is excitable and paranoid, yet despitPattern is only thirteen, but is already rising through the ranks at Mrs Minchin s Academy of Domestic Servitude and seems destined for a life below stairs But fate intervenes when she is packed off to the small and secretive Duchy of Elffinberg, to serve as lady s maid to the lately orphaned Grand Duchess.Pattern s young new mistress is excitable and paranoid, yet despite their differences the two girls forge an unlikely friendship that quickly turns into a battle for survival For picture perfect Elffinberg hides an extremely dark and deadly secret .Armed only with her trusty sewing basket, a bottle of smelling salts and J Bulcock s inestimable guide, The Duties of a Lady s Maid, Pattern will need all her wits and resourcefulness when dealing with above stairs conspiracies and below stairs intrigue Darning stockings has never been so dangerous.

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    1. This was a super cute story, and one I think fans of Katherine Woodfine and Holly Webb will enjoy Very character driven with vivid, old worldly descriptions, The Last Duchess was a lovely book with which to while away an afternoon.Pattern s ordinary life is turned upside down when she suddenly finds herself shipped away from London, back to the country of her birth to serve as a ladies maid to a young and orphaned duchess But the land of Elffinberg holds many myths, and Pattern is about to disco [...]

    2. Fun to read, and nice and light as an adult I sat back and powered through this in one afternoon through to the evening and it was a real joy to get swept along The characters were the highlight but the story seemed a bit too light on details in comparison I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine books.

    3. 3.75 Stars If you would like to see all my thoughts on this book, be sure to check out the review on my blog abooktropolis01But here is a snippet and overview of what I thought Overall, I really enjoyed this book It was well written, full of lessons to learn and had a great cast of characters It was entertaining and was only slow in some parts The plot was well thought through and the characters were well rounded This is the perfect book of young children Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South [...]

    4. This was an interesting read, quite quick to finish it and was a fun little read.Plot was decent, got a little quick sometimes but it alright and kept my interest It seemed mainly focused on the characters which was alright but I would have liked a bit description on the areas they were in and the people around them.The book also has some nice drawing sketches of silhouettes There seem to be at least one in every chapter and fit with the book s theme quite nicely.It was a nice read and a good b [...]

    5. This book is all about a thirteen year old girl called Pattern who gets selected from Mrs Minchins academy to go to Elfinheim and be the grand duchesses personal maid While she is their she realises the Elfinheim is hiding a dark and dangerous secret

    6. I really enjoyed this story The Princess and The Dragon rethought and placed in a marvellous all but true country in Europe Mix this with the wonderful world of upstairs downstairs politics, secrets, lies, and revenge, it made for a really engaging read.

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