Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar

Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar

by Olga Wojtas


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Shona McMonagle may look bookish and harmless, but her education at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls has left her with a deadly expertise in everything from martial arts to quantum physics. It has also left her with a bone-deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the novel that spread scandalous untruths about the finest educational institution in Edinburgh. These skills make Shona the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and – in any spare time – see to it that only the right people get murdered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631941702
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: The Prefect's Adventures , #1
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 808,255
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Olga Wojtas was born and raised in Edinburgh, but canny readers will have spotted her lack of a traditional Scottish name. Her father was one of the Polish soldiers who settled in the UK after the Second World War, and her mother was an educator assigned to teach the soldiers English. Olga attended James Gillespie’s High School (the same school that Muriel Spark immortalized in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), where she fell in love with Russian literature; the first Miss Blaine novel was inspired in roughly equal parts by Muriel Spark and Leo Tolstoy.

After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, Olga became a journalist, eventually working in England, France, and Washington, DC, as well as in Scotland. She has published more than thirty short stories in literary magazines and anthologies, and the Miss Blaine series represents her first novel-length project. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband, Alistair. If you are lucky enough to meet her, ask her to tell you about Wojtek the bear.

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