The Upper Crust

Blotto, Twinks and the ex-King's Daughter

By Simon Brett

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It's that glorious period between the two world wars, and the exiled king of Mitteleuropa is visiting the ancestral home of the Duke of Tawcester. When the ex-king's daughter is kidnapped, noblesse obliges the Duke's handsome, brave, and rather stupid son (known to all as Blotto) to drive off to the rescue. Luckily, he's aided by his brilliant sister, Twinks. Plus, he's got a really swell car. (summary)
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And Only to Deceive

By Tasha Alexander

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Widowed Emily Ashton uses her new-found freedom to pursue research in Classical antiquities in the British Museum, where she uncovers a dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts. (from eSequels)
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My Man Jeeves

By P. G. Wodehouse

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Who can forget the beloved gentleman's personal gentleman, Jeeves, who always comes to the rescue each time the hapless Bertie Wooster falls into trouble? (description)
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Vile Bodies

By Evelyn Waugh

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Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things. (from summary)
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

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Maj. Ernest Pettigrew has settled into a genteel life of quiet retirement in his beloved village of Edgecombe St. Mary. Refined, gentlemanly, unwaveringly proper in his sense of right vs. wrong, and bemused by most things modern, he has little interest in cavalier relationship mores, the Internet, and crass developments and is gently smitten by the widowed Mrs. Ali, the lovely Pakistani owner of the local shop where he buys his tea. (from Library Journal)
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Whose Body?

By Dorothy Sayers

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In his first appearance, Lord Peter Wimsey conducts an unofficial inquiry into a strange case involving a nude corpse found in a bathtub. (from eSequels)
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Silent in the Grave

By Deanna Raybourn

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1886. Private investigator Nicholas Brisbane persuades the recently widowed Lady Julia Grey that her husband's death may not have been due to hereditary heart problems, when he produces a threatening message addressed to the late Sir Edward Grey. (from eSequels)
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Love in a Cold Climate

By Mitford, Nancy

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British aristocracy in the 20’s and 30’s through the (satirical) adventures of the Radletts, an exuberantly unconventional family. (from summary)
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Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro

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A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. (from summary)
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These Old Shades

By Georgette Heyer

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The Duke of Avon takes a Paris guttersnipe for a page--but Leon turns out to be a girl, the disinherited daughter of a French count. (from eSequels)
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