Sophy of Kravonia: A Novel

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The Floating Press, Nov 1, 2012 - Fiction - 345 pages
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Unlikely heroine Sophy Grouch was dealt a harsh hand in life. Orphaned at an early age, she ekes out a meager living as a lowly servant. But when a series of events and coincidences give her the opportunity to escape her life of servitude, she dives in headfirst and turns things around. Will Sophy's astounding good luck hold out, or will her shocking secret be revealed?
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
PART I MORPINGHAM
11
I Enoch Grouchs Daughter
12
II The Cook and the Catechism
19
III Beautiful JuliaAnd My Lord
30
IV Fates WayOr Lady Megs
41
V The Vision of Something Bright
54
PART II PARIS
57
VIII Monseigneurs Uniform
161
IX Countess Ellenburg Prays
171
X The Sound of a Trumpet
181
XI M Zerkovitchs Bedroom Fire
192
XII Joyful of Heart
205
XIII A Delicate Duty
215
XIV His Majesty DiesToMorrow
228
XV A Job for Captain Hercules
237

I Pharos Mantis and Co
58
II The Lord of Youth
67
III The NoteAnd No Reasons
77
IV The Picture and the Star
85
PART III KRAVONIA
89
I The NameDay of the King
90
II At the Golden Lion
101
III The Virgin with the Lamp
112
IV The Message of the Night
120
V A Question of Memory
129
VI Impossible or Immediate?
140
VII The Baroness Goes to Court
151
XVI A Frenchman and a Mattress
247
XVII Ingenious Colonel Stafnitz
258
XVIII To the Faithful City
271
XIX The Silver Ring
280
XX They Have Colds in Slavna
293
XXI On Saturday at Miklevni
304
XXII Jealous of Death
315
XXIII A Woman and a Ghost
325
XXIV True to Her Love
336
Endnotes
344
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Novelist Anthony Hope-Hawkins was born in London, England on February 9, 1863. After attending Marlborough College and Balliol College, he became a lawyer and wrote short stories. The Prisoner of Zenda, his best-known work, was published in 1894. Due to the book's success, he became a full-time writer. During World War I, he worked for the Ministry of Information to counteract German propaganda. He was knighted for his efforts in 1918. He died of throat cancer in Surrey, England on July 8, 1933.

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