Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett
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Ex-Princess Etheline, daughter of the exiled king of Mitteleuropia, has been kidnapped during a visit to Tawcester Towers, ancestral seat of the Dukes of Tawcester, and ducal family honour demands that she should be rescued. The Dowager Duchess entrusts the task to her son, the Right Hon. Devereux Lyminster, known universally as ‘Blotto’. He is, of course, terribly handsome, honourable and brave, but as sadly deficient in the brains department as his sister ‘Twinks’ is gifted.So Blotto sets off, accompanied by trusty former batman and chauffeur, Corky Froggett. They drive across many countries to Mitteleuropia, a realm now ruled by a usurper, the ex-king’s brother, where they suspect the princess has been taken.Can brave Blotto and loyal Corky rescue Ethelinda, or will they meet their end in the evil clutches of King Vlatislav?
 

About Simon Brett

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Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. As well as the Charles Paris series, he is the author of the much-loved Fethering mysteries and the Mrs Pargeter novels. He lives in an Agatha Christie-style village in the South Downs.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Robinson. 219 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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P.G. Wodehouse fans will welcome Brett's zany first in a new series set between the wars among the English aristocracy. When Blotto (aka Devereux Lyminster), the impossibly handsome but slow-witted so

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When Blotto (aka Devereux Lyminster), the impossibly handsome but slow-witted son of the duchess of Tawcester (pronounced "Taster"), reports that he's found a dead body in the library of the ancestral home, Tawcester Towers, his mother replies, "Not now, Blotto.

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Jokes about how unfortunate it might be to be a foreigner, how manly the public school system has left one, how great an invention cricket is, have all been done before, but their combined effect here, with the dunce/dream duality of the siblings, mean this book was a most genial introduction to ...

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Simon Brett, the prolific writer of British mysteries that often mix murder and humor, has a new series featuring brother and sister Blotto and Twinks -- and this one is full-on fun.

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Review: The Dowager Duchess of Tawcester is hosting a weekend hunting party at her country estate for a group that includes the ex-royals of Mitteleuropa when a body is found in the library — a most inconvenient interruption to her social obligations — in Blotto, Twinks, and the Ex-King's Daughte...

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