Palace of Spies_Zettel, Sarah. In 1716 London, an orphaned sixteen-year-old girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waiting only to discover that the real girl was murdered, the court harbors a nest of spies, and the handsome young artist who is helping her solve the mystery might be a spy himself.
I had to stop reading this book in public because I was laughing so hard and was afraid people would think I was crazy. Lawson is a natural storyteller who is able to mine the bizarre and absurd events of her life for maximum comedic value. Recommended for fans of David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, and Tiny Fey. - Halle
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