Fiction ~ short story
Published in The Windsor Magazine, December 1926
Approx. 2,700 words
(First read 02/05/1992)
An Amy Bondham story. In this one Amy's social-climbing rival bears the splendiferous name of Theodosia Foxinglove. Having failed to wangle herself an invitation to Theo's 'Elizabethan Fair' (now where have we heard that before?), Amy resolves to get herself into it at any cost. Meanwhile 'The Foxinglove' is panting to have a real-life princess (it's that trusty Princess Isabel again!) attend her bash. La Bondham hatches the cunning plan to 'accidentally' send Theodosia a note she's written to the princess saying how delighted she is the royal personage will be able to attend for dinner on the night of Foxy's fayre. Needless to say, this Machiavellucian ploy pays off and once again Amy scores the point. Delightful fun. Available in Desirable Residences and Other Stories (1991).