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Marital bliss was never this complicated: Mrs. Beatrice Knight is preparing to start a life of marital bliss, or at least marital satisfaction, with her new husband who fortunately is very much alive and can’t float through walls. While she is no expert on honeymoons, she’s certain that they shouldn’t involve brainless heads, bloodsucking fireflies and Bubonic Plague.
These however are mere inconveniences, for there’s another threat of greater significance: the Nandi are rising up against their colonial masters and are determined to rid the land of all things British. The intrepid Mrs. Knight faces all this with her usual aplomb, her hefty walking stick and, of course, a pot of tea. But will her marriage survive?
I love how Mrs. Knight's relationships with the other main characters have developed. It's gratifying to see such a beloved character be able to tap into feelings that have long been subdued, or that were never quite there to begin with - while maintaining propriety, of course! Such fun, tenderness, excitement, dread, etc. Fabulous!